Thank you. I will try to post some more soon. Been working on a lot of personal work at home and learning a ton that I would like to pass along. Just need to organize my thoughts beforehand so they are as clear and understandable as possible.
Keep an eye out, and I am happy you are able to learn something new from them.
Its cool that you are posting all this stuff. Definitely been familiar with the Reilly method for some time. I love seeing people post stuff like this. Kinda interesting to read your comment about Robert McGinnis using it. He is one of my favorite illustrators, and i have been quite interested in his work method. Especially after seeing that documentary about him, Painting the Last Rose of Summer. At the end they show his process from start to finish, and i was a little thrown off. Obviously he takes his reference pics and stuff, but, he than uses a old projector and projects the image of the model onto what he is working on, and from what i could tell from the doc, he was basically tracing the reference picture ,elongating things slightly to his liking etc. And than he found the prop he wanted and traced that on using the projector. It just kinda made me wonder if this was how he always worked, or maybe just in old age he was doing it. Regardless he is incredible at what he does, and it was really cool to see him paint in the documentary.
Love your work too, always love seeing new stuff! -JC
Hey man...glad you dig the notes and all. Most people know one way or another. I'm trying to post more of a wide range of methods. The main point being that there are just a few principles, but its up to us how many different ways there are to solve problems and achieve those principles. It's good to build on what we know already as well.
McGinnis is frickin amazing, and he is still painting softback covers for Hard Case. One thing I don't remember them showing in the documentary was his thumbnails. He worked a lot from models and did a ton of little drawings til he got his compositions how he wanted. Then he would blow them up. I know most of those old illustrators used projectors, it definitely wasn't an age thing. It was more of a generation thing...it was their technology back then..HA!! It's the equivalent of our generation scanning in a small rough and blowing it up in photoshop. Same thing with the Renaissance guys and the grid thing. Why work so hard to redraw a perfectly good drawing, especially when you might not get the shapes or energy captured the same. I like MaGuire's stuff a lot as well, if you go to comic art fans you can find a lot of his gouache thumbnails...just amazing little paintings.
Yeah i am from that same mindset, i like knowing a variety of different methods. I always love finding something that makes me look at things from a totally different perspective.
Yeah i saw McGinnis was still painting. And they are still freaking amazing. Yeah that's one reason i was confused in the documentary, because i had seen his thumbnails before, as well as his color thumbnails. I have the paperback covers of Mcginnis book, and they show some in there, and as well from my many journeys through the internet too have seen his thumbnails. Oh yeah i know, its the same as a lightbox etc. I hate feeling like you have lost the energy from an original thumbnail or rough.
I like Maguire's work too, but i have not seen enough of it to the extent i have of Mcginnis'. I did want to get the book on his work though. I will have to type him up on Comic Art Fans. I always love going on there and typing up McGinnis' name and seeing what people own. Some people are very very lucky, ha. I saw a few paintings for sale on Graphic Collectibles, but they are already gone, and were so out of my price range, haha. There was a Modesty Blaise one i really liked though, i guess the jpeg will do for now.