Really

Really

Tue, 2012-03-27 12:51

Well, after a rather more muted response to the new look than expected (one 'like', no 'dislikes') we shall now continue as though nothing had happened.
As part of a mild wish to show how inappropriate was the labelling of my work as hyper realistic there was recent(ish) blog on of artist Gunnel Wahlstrand. My attention was drawn recently to another hyper realistic artist, Paul Cradden who appears here. Trying to learn more about him I chanced upon a whole bunch of ‘em. See http://www.justart-e.com/  
The technique and dedication is undeniable but I found the experience slightly depressing. Having spent some time as an stamp and bank note apprentice learning how to copy photographs and using that training as illustrator  I remember the relief when I began to  use pen and ink and draw stories. Rather than inspiring me attempt to follow these artist’s example when I am working on Sirius*, which was initially a temptation, it has confirmed me in an attitude of ’this is adequate‘, this is a comic, I'm  trying to tell a  story ’.  Story.
Plus, with possibly hundreds of ‘frames’ to draw, I should live so long.

*new page soon

Well, after a rather more muted response to the new look than expected (one 'like', no 'dislikes') we shall now continue as though nothing had happened.
As part of a mild wish to show how inappropriate was the labelling of my work as hyper realistic there was recent(ish) blog on of artist Gunnel Wahlstrand. My attention was drawn recently to another hyper realistic artist, Paul Cradden who appears here. Trying to learn more about him I chanced upon a whole bunch of ‘em. See http://www.justart-e.com/  
The technique and dedication is undeniable but I found the experience slightly depressing. Having spent some time as an stamp and bank note apprentice learning how to copy photographs and using that training as illustrator  I remember the relief when I began to  use pen and ink and draw stories. Rather than inspiring me attempt to follow these artist’s example when I am working on Sirius*, which was initially a temptation, it has confirmed me in an attitude of ’this is adequate‘, this is a comic, I'm  trying to tell a  story ’.  Story.
Plus, with possibly hundreds of ‘frames’ to draw, I should live so long.

*new page soon

Comments

I will learn to live with it.

I was on Sean Phillips' blog a second ago and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the image in his latest post.

http://surebeatsworking.blogspot.com/2012/03/esteban-marotos-dracula.html

It's Davis Brook from Button Man, in the images behind the book the post is talking about. I had heard murmurs of some type of old books that were created as reference books for artists, and I guess Sean might have just acquired one himself.

I'd love to see more images like those...

Speaking of Button Man, some of the images are mislabeled as being from Part 3 when they're actually from Part 2.

Eagerly awaiting the next episode of Sirius.

Regards

Bheki

Hullo Bheki,
I'll take that as a 'like' new look then.
I will check out the Buttonman attributions. Thank you. Sirius probably at weekend.
Best, Arthur

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