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
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
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
Flights of Fancy by James Gurney, copyright 1996.
From Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, p. 181.
This analysis copyright Scott M. McDaniel, 2011
Before I say anything else, if you're an artist you should go buy both of James Gurney's books about painting. If you like the approach this blog takes to analyzing paintings, you'll love Gurney's approach in these books. The one this painting is from is Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, and his first one is Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. (As a former technical writer I also like the presentation - each topic is a 2-page spread w
First off, a bunch of watchers have recently taken an interest in these write-ups. Welcome! I apologize for not thanking each of you in turn.
Second, they've slowed down significantly over the last several months. I've changed jobs and also picked up a couple of paying gigs, which do take priority. So I've had less time overall. I'm still working on some new ones however, and am quite happy to take requests. The next one will be a James Gurney painting, but it's taking me longer to get to than I'd like. So in the meantime, here's a repeat of the second one I posted in case you never made it back that far.
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