Friday, March 26, 2010

Robert McGinnis Studies & Passista Progress





I've studying a lot of Robert McGinnis. The man knew how to draw women. I got this great book on him called Tapestry and I've been doing some master copy drawings. It has helped me out tremendously. The Norman Rockwell studies I've done this week have been a great help too. You can really learn a lot about an artist's techniques by going line by line. I'm gonna continue to do girl drawings from this book. He has a ton. Really am diggin' his work.

Robert McGinnis and Rockwell have really helped me out in drafting this Passista piece I'm doing for my Senior show. Unfortunately I just don't have the money and resources to print these tops at this time. But I'll hold on to these and hopefully in the future, I'll launch the line. I'm gonna ink the Passista piece tomorrow and it should be done by Sunday.

Also, I went to the Ringling Museum thursday where they had Norman Rockwell original paintings! They are great! You really can't pick up on things by just looking at books and monitors. You have to see it in person to 'see' all the brush strokes. Being there and seeing his paintings live and in person is really something magical. I felt a connection with the artist...like yo, I stood where he stodd - right in front of his painting. It's an experience I can't quite describe. Can't wait to move to NYC. I heard there is a museum up there just for him.

2 comments:

Leif Peng said...

A young illustrator who is passionately studying the masters... you must be making your instructors very happy! Do yourself a favour and study Mitchell Hooks. He and McGinnis were friends - Mitch got R McG his first gig doing paperback covers. He also did the First James Bond movie poster (Dr. No) before McG and Frank McCarthy took over the franchise.

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Wow thanks! I'll look him up