Monday, June 01, 2009

June 1, 2009
Worked most of the weekend on clouds and atmospheric effects. My good friend, Ed Mell, reduces clouds to abstract shapes, like this:

That is me, by the way, poaching from Ed. I'm trying for a more gaseous poofing effect, like this:

And this:

And this:

Which led to this twilight study:

In my daily sketches I worked on a Seri Indian witch:

And a gaseous walk by Frederic Remington through the rainy streets of Manhattan on his way to Harper's Weekly to sell some of his Apache sketches:

Although I didn't plan it, the panel at bottom, right, really has a Toulous Lautrec color sense, kind of like this:

This is The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge: William Tom Warner. 1892 Oil and gouache on cardboard. Hmmmmm. I wonder if there is any parallel to make from the giant little guy?

"By December 1886, he characterized his latest work as 'outside the law'. . ."
—An Art Historian on Toulouse-Latrec's artwork

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