Tag Archives: Illustration

Norman Rockwell Museum Reveals All in ProjectNORMAN- (but teeny-weeny) 0

“Triple Self Portrait” (Please click to enlarge the images) The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the opening of ProjectNORMAN (New Online Rockwell Media Art & Archive Network) today, the 6th of January, which will allow you to look through thirty thousand of Rockwell’s reference photos, preliminary sketches and paintings, and other items from the Museum’s art […]

Charles Tunnicliffe 1901 – 1979 2

The fourth in a seasonal series of short entries featuring snow. Today’s subject is Charles Tunnicliffe; Etcher, engraver and painter, whose principal subject was bird life and the natural countryside. “Company of Whitethroats” ( Please click these images to enlarge them ). Charles Tunnicliffe RA OBE 1901 – 1979 Charles Tunnicliffe was born in Macclesfield, […]

Theodor Kittelsen 0

The third in a pre-Christmas line up of snow paintings. From “The Christmas Troll” (Juletroll ) 1907 ( Click to enlarge, please ) At about the time when yesterday’s subject, Victor Westerholm, was active in Finland, another Scandinavian artist was struggling to make a living in Norway. While we have by and large forgotten the […]

Art & Design in The British Film #30- Lawrence Paul Williams 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Lawrence Paul Williams (1905 – 1996) Compressed charcoal sketch for “So Well Remembered” RKO Pictures 1947 (Please click these thumbnails to enlarge them) he became the prime mover in […]

Die Duckomenta Gerben Steenks 0

I was going to post a few images of the new exhibition of Die Duckomenta, but the idea of wading (or waddling) through a hundred and twenty versions of the same joke made me grab just a couple of the non-duck images. (below). Based on that Dancing Dutchman. (Click these thumbnails to enlarge them, please) […]

Art & Design in The British Film #29 – Alex Vetchinsky 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Alex Vetchinsky ( 1904- 1980 ) He is an artist of the cinema and does not pretend to be a painter of pictures. His work is never self-conscious and […]

Art & Design in The British Film #28 – Duncan Sutherland 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Duncan Sutherland. (Born 1905 – ) Sutherland is another of those robust and jovial artists; like Vetchinsky, he bothers little about his drawings as such and depends for so […]

Colin Stimpson’s Panoramic Header Picture 4

I’m really happy that my friend and (near) neighbour Colin Stimpson, has kindly sent a panoramic picture from his forthcoming book, Germs!, and it’s now joined the randomised collection of pictures in the header of this blog. If you were a patient sort of person, you could repeatedly press [Ctrl] 1 + F5 to force […]

David Macdonald – Illusions and Illustrations 2

David Macdonald got in touch recently to discuss developments in Satori FilmFX, the film painting software that we both use. He added a link to his personal Photoshop illustration work that shows some amazing illusionistic work. (Click this thumbnail to reveal the whole picture, please) The Terrace (Click to reveal the whole BIG picture) Peregrination […]

Number 44 6

Please click the thumbnail below to reveal the bigger picture. Try as I might, I cannot find the name of the illustrator of this piece. Illustration by Patrick Moberg. 1 It was found on The Daily Irrelevant. Footnotes for this post:____________________________________ see comment below from Charley Parker [↩]________________________________________________________