Archive for figure drawing

R. Crumb

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2015 by bigbabyhead

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R.Crumb or Robt. Crumb or Robert Crumb. My first exposure to his stuff was the Cheap Thrills album art for a great Janis Joplin record which my Mom owned. I had never seen art like that when I was 12 years old. I forgot about him but his work kept popping up throughout my life, even on blotter acid. The dude is just incredibly prolific and his style is all his own. Just look up robert crumb

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Nava’s Saints

Posted in John Nava with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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John Nava’s Tapestry design’s for the L.A. cathedral was a wake up call for me as to what a 2-D artist could bring to a large scale architectural project. The cash cow for such projects usually going to 3-D art or overpriced Blue chip  2-d stock that was more a decoration as part of an investment portfolio than a serious part of the architectural design process.

Here’s the story on the tapestries.

The whole cathedral is a unique and beautiful monument but that’s another story.

the world of mcbess

Posted in mcbess with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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Too much good stuff Here

Paintings about Children, God and USDA grade meats.

Posted in Mark Ryden with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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I was living in L.A. when Mark Ryden came galloping out of the subconscious and burst onto the scene with the Meat Show at the Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena. He was all  over the place after that. Spontanious combustion. Pure americana.

His website here.

 

Dr. Drew

Posted in Medical Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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Medical Illustration has been around a long time and for different reasons. Leonardo was doing it before photography just to record how things worked. I remember leafing through an anatomy book in grade school and was impressed by studies printed on clear acetate showing successive layers of human systems, derma, skeletal, circulatory etc.  med Illustration is still used today to map out “or  storyboard” a procedure as in the case of this beautiful rendering of internal info of co-joined twins for Mayo Clinic by Michael King. There is a lot more info at the Assn. of Medical Illustrators including info on training, certification and careers. Hey maybe this is a new direction for me.

 

Pepper Nouveau

Posted in Stanley Lau with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by bigbabyhead

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A nice contrast of flat costume and dimensional flesh in Nouveau style sexy. This is a Stanley Lau Character “Pepper”.

His handle on deviantART is Artgerm. Very talented and apparently busy illustrator and concept designer from Singapore.

The American Portraitist

Posted in John Singer Sargent with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by bigbabyhead

John Singer Sargent in his day at the beginning of the 20th Century was the man.

Here is a nice list of his works with images and chronology.420px-Sargent_John_Singer_Spanish_Dancer This particular work is so strange to me it looks like she is going north and south at the same time.