Jan Op de Beeck

Caricature of master caricaturist Jan OpdeBeeck. This was my response to the caricature below he did of me.

Stephen Silver Art Talk

Hi Guys, I would like to thank Randall Sly for inviting me to share with you my Channel. Every monday morning I share insight into what I experience with the studios, freelance and life.   LINK HERE

Florian Satzinger: Rough process break-down

images via Paperwalker

Kirk Shinmoto: Figure drawing demo (Video!)

Hi there, I made a little figure drawing demo video.

Still working on upping the quality for future videos but this one gives a glimpse into the general process.

Video here:

Florian Satzinger: Truism Or Not

It seems that I'm the only one left here who's keeping up posting morale ;-) Anyways, here are some sketchy warm-ups, old and new. Warm-ups always help me getting in my design "zone". Whether a truism or not, it is still true.

Florian Satzinger: Drawing In Photohop

Since I draw mostly digitally, I try to avoid the kind of sterile vibe to it by putting high-res photographs of real paper and pencils on a background layer in Photoshop, at least for the rough process. I even add image noise to the background...

Wouter Tulp: The Master Lecture

Sharing tips and inspiration at The Master Lecture in Rotterdam on october 11th.

Florian Satzinger: Speed Process Demo

Quite recently, an animation student posted a photo of a quick red ballpen drawing I did for her during an animation festival festival in Florence. Today, I used this very photo for a quick process demo.

Wouter Tulp: Translating what you see into what you paint

To me painting is not just copying reality. You can even ask yourself if there is a true reality, because maybe we all perceive the things we see hear and feel differently.
With that in mind, I try to think of painting as putting my personal impression on the canvas, rather than trying to copy reality.
This goes for painting from life, but also when I am constructing a composition for an illustration.
Studying perspective, color, light, anatomy, using different media all help to be able to translate your experience to marks on the canvas, that, hopefully, communicates my concept to the viewer.

I added some examples of some works of great artists and how they use their references. None of them just copies what's in front of them. They use it to absorb as much information about their subject as they can, in order to create their personal version of it.


Norman Rockwell:

  Gil Elvgren:

Steve Huston:

 Tom Fluharty:

Marc Dalessio:

Gregory Manchess:

James Gurney: