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« on: July 13, 2012, 07:58 »
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What learning material was the most important influence to your development as a illustrator?


« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 10:23 »
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4 years as an Art major in college.

« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 10:34 »
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4 years as an Art major in college.

Same here, although I mostly learned the software programs on my own. I'm a firm believer in life drawing, so you could probably take some classes for that or find a local group that has models to draw from.

« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 10:54 »
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Fresh out of college in 1970.



Photography & Software came later. Self taught.

Wim

« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 11:45 »
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Already a master and I wasn't even born yet, nice pic mate!

You still paint I hope? wasted talent otherwise.

My background in Graphic Design and being a musician seems to help with inspiration on composition/concept.
Self thaught in music, photography and software.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 12:09 by Wim »

« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 12:06 »
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I'm a musician as well. Self taught.

Mural painting led to product illustration > digital illustration > photo illustration > retouching > photography.
No more paint brushes....too slow. Computers changed everything.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 12:17 »
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I'm a musician as well. Self taught.

Mural painting led to product illustration > digital illustration > photo illustration > retouching > photography.
No more paint brushes....too slow. Computers changed everything.

Slow down and smell the roses, etc. 
Maybe later in life you will get more pleasure out of the feel and smell of painting.  You really should keep active with the paint and brushes.  imo

« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 12:22 »
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I'm a musician as well. Self taught.

Mural painting led to product illustration > digital illustration > photo illustration > retouching > photography.
No more paint brushes....too slow. Computers changed everything.

I haven't painted in a while either. I enjoy working on the computer more, and it pays the bills. I was thinking about getting the paints out again to create some art for the walls though.

« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 12:45 »
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I'm a musician as well. Self taught.

Mural painting led to product illustration > digital illustration > photo illustration > retouching > photography.
No more paint brushes....too slow. Computers changed everything.

Slow down and smell the roses, etc.  
Maybe later in life you will get more pleasure out of the feel and smell of painting.  You really should keep active with the paint and brushes.  imo

I think you might have a romantic idea of painting. There was no smell because I painted in acryllic. It was also laborious and messy and expensive.  At best, I was only mediocre, and there is no money for mediocre painters. I followed a natural progression that rewarded my creativity. That's the best feeling.....create something and be paid well for it.

I do appreciate your concern for my well being.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 12:47 by rimglow »

« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 13:00 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?

« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 13:07 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?

Go to my profile page. I'm easy to google.
I don't understand your maestro question. That's a photo of me and a mural I painted in 1970. Probably taken with my Kodak Instamatic.

« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 13:09 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?

DUDE seriously? why dont you open a few portfolio links? DT perhaps.. incredible really

Microbius

« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 13:15 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?

Go to my profile page. I'm easy to google.
I don't understand your maestro question. That's a photo of me and a mural I painted in 1970. Probably taken with my Kodak Instamatic.
I think he means your profile picture, which is awesome by the way.

I have also tried to track down your more painterly stuff before and failed to do so.

Still in awe of your talents.

« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2012, 13:15 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?

Go to my profile page. I'm easy to google.
I don't understand your maestro question. That's a photo of me and a mural I painted in 1970. Probably taken with my Kodak Instamatic.

Maybe, he is talking about your avatar which I believe is J.C. Leyendecker.

Microbius

« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 13:17 »
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yup, the "arrow collar man"

« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 13:19 »
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Oh, now I understand. Yes, J.C. Leyendecker. My favorite painter of all time.

« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012, 13:20 »
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I love that era in illustration. Him, Charles Dana Gibson and Alphonse Mucha.

« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2012, 13:34 »
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 Sorry i was unaware of the portfolio links. Its my first week.

« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012, 13:34 »
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@Rimglow do you have a website for your illustrations? I like your maestro character there, is it illustrator or photoshop?


Go to my profile page. I'm easy to google.
I don't understand your maestro question. That's a photo of me and a mural I painted in 1970. Probably taken with my Kodak Instamatic.


I have also tried to track down your more painterly stuff before and failed to do so.

Still in awe of your talents.


Here are some examples of some posters I painted back in the eighties. I don't include them in current portfolios cause I don't work this way anymore.

http://www.pbase.com/dannysmythe/posters
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 13:38 by rimglow »

« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012, 13:40 »
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Here are some examples of some posters I painted back in the eighties. I don't include them in current portfolios cause I don't work this way anymore.

http://www.pbase.com/dannysmythe/posters


Cool stuff!

« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2012, 13:43 »
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These are gorgeous!

« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2012, 13:48 »
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These are gorgeous!

Unfortunately, all three pieces were done for free. High profile promotions, working with the top Memphis ad agencies at the time.

Microbius

« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2012, 13:54 »
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Yeah beautiful, I can see the Leyendecker influence. A great choice for your avatar, ties back to when commercial work was also fantastic art. So many of my favorite painter/ illustrators  did ad work late 19th/ first half of the 20th century.


 

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