Monday, May 11, 2009

Dean Cornwell copy

Anyone who's read this blog for 5 minutes already knows that I'm a BIG Cornwell fan....I mean, really big. Anyway, For my Drawing and Rendering for Theater class I was allowed to choose any assignment as a final, so I decided I would finally copy a Cornwell. In the past, I had been intimidated by the sheer brilliance and spontaneity of his work, but I decided to go for it.

The copy was really instructive, Cornwell was not only an amazing painter, he was a hell of a designer. I hope that someday my pictures will have the same carrying power and broadness of vision that his have, not to mention all the character he injects into...well..... everything!


Maxine Schacker said...

Thanks for introducing me to Dean Cornwell. I'm sure I've seen his work - we have a collection of early magazines- but somehow he escaped my attention. It's interesting to think about the differences between painting for illustration and fine art painting.

Alex said...

So very intense! I love the expressions and the little blue shoe that catches your eye. I'm going to look up the original right now.