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Scott McDaniel
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(tie)Spirited Away, and Memento
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#40: Buddha by Osamu Tezuka

#40: Buddha by Osamu Tezuka

Drawings from Buddha, by Osamu Tezuka.  Copyright by Tezuka Productions. This analysis copyright Scott McDaniel, 2012. The Image, Part 1 Not too long ago I started working on some drawings in which I needed to draw water, mountains, and trees in ink.  For example, in Fairy Tales I tackled both up-close and mid-distance forest and trees.  In Knotwork in the Skye mountains and water were the problem of the day. While I'm not completely happy with the results, I thought I'd share some of the drawings by Osamu Tezuka that I referred to several times to try to work out doing nature with ink.  All three of the main pictures I'm showing here are

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Hi all, While we wait for the next analysis, here's a link to a good one by Lee Moyer comparing two book covers.  Before clicking through, why would you say the left one works and the right one doesn't? Lee explains the differences on his blog, here: http://leemoyer.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/anatomy-of-a-murde

Check out My Interview!

Check out My Interview!

Hi all, I've been quiet with the art analyses lately.  The job I took at the beginning of last year leaves less time for them, but they're not all done.  I've got the next couple of pieces picked out and just need the time. In the meantime, I did an interview for Khuan Tru's site, here: The next analysis will be of a couple of landscape drawings in Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series.  After that I plan to continue the Eastern theme with *jialu (https://www.deviantart.com/jialu) jialu's gorgeous Illuminated 2: http://fav.me/d374z6i

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Malleni-StockHobbyist Photographer
:pat: Thank you kindly! :+fav:
SuiGeneris-ArtProfessional General Artist
Hey! It's Stephanie from back in Illustration class with Professor Vaughn! I see your still doing your thing and doing it well :)
Hi Stephanie! Good to hear from you - congratulations on having a graphic design job! I've definitely been working on things, and I'll have a table at SPX this weekend to sell prints. First time, so we'll see how that goes. You'd probably like it (Small Press Expo), so stop by if you come. It's in Bethesda. :D
SuiGeneris-ArtProfessional General Artist
Hey! I am coming by tomorrow with some friends :] Where will your table be? Congrats on having a table too, I've always wanted to do that but never really looked into it.. shame on me.
I should be against the back wall and toward the right side as you enter the room. I'll keep an eye out for you. :)
MaryionGStudent Interface Designer
thank for the fav =)
PengqueenStudent General Artist
Thanks for the welcome, comment and llama.
Your Art Analysis series is very interesting and informative, it made me go back on artworks I like and wonder why I like them, why a specific part seem odd and think more about them in general.
Thanks again for your time and efforts.