Today I thought I would talk about a couple of great influences that I’ve been checking out lately. First off, if you checked out my last post I mentioned that the third image was a study of a certain character done by a specific artist:
The sketch is a character called Doc Savage and the artist referred to is James Bama. James Bama is an american realist painter and his work is AMAZING! I highly recommend checking out his work. It’s of course plastered all over the net, but a book I would suggest checking out would be, “James Bama – American Realist.” Really nice examples of his work and a very Harlan Ellison introduction by Harlan Ellison (if you’re confused by that, read more Harlan Ellison).
Okay, now on to the new moleskine sketches:
These three sketches were done with references from Norman Rockwell. If you don’t know who THAT is then…..just….just go home and read a book. Seriously though, one little book that I always love to take a gander at in my library is my mini “Norman Rockwell – 332 Magazine Covers.” Tiny little thing – smaller than my moleskine, but thicker of course. Full of jaw-dropping inspiration! My three sketches were inspired by his works. The first two were done while referring to pieces of a couple of his works. And the third was a quick sketch of his Dwight D. Eisenhower post cover. That’s also the first non-marker piece I’ve done in this new moleskine. I kind of like the rough feel of that one. Might do some more explorations in that style and see what happens.
More to come. Stay tuned!