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Salvador Dali was an early art hero of mine. Still is.
earliest art influences were comic books, toy box cover art, and
monster movie magazines. In high school I had to do a
report on a famous fine artist. I went to my local branch library and
found this book:
had zero interest in Miro, whose art is confusingly on the front cover.
The back cover has this Dali painting, which seemed magical. Still does.
is in the news again. A woman claiming to be his illegitimate daughter
is demanding a share of his estate. To prove or disprove the claim,
they had his body exhumed for a dna sample. The mustache is "still intact". That's class.
Of course, The Persistance Of Memory is his most famous painting, and rightly so. I did a copy of it in high school. Here it is:
Steranko is another art hero. Here's an unforgettable comic book cover
he did, next to a photoshop poster image I did recently for Arcana 47 :
(By the way, I borrowed the Logan's Run figures from the original movie poster art by Charles Moll.)
I thought of Jim's art, and Jim thought of Dali's art. I'm standing on the shoulders of giants. Still am.
I'm finally updating my page to offer a vintage pencil study from the Marvel superhero portfolios we did in the 1980's.
This study is from a print I did with John Byrne, titled Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters -- Revisted.
pencil study was traced off of Byrne's pencil art. The tracing paper is
18" X 23", and the art goes to the edges of the paper. I used a black
color pencil and a #2 pencil.
It has some wear and tear on the corners:
The top edge has a slight downward slope toward the left corner.
There's also a 3/4" cut approximately one inch down from the top (see
image) which I taped from behind.
B) The bottom left corner has a small corner piece torn off, which is taped on.
C) The bottom right corner has a 1" piece torn off. It's taped from behind.
I'm asking $1,500.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you're interested or have any questions.
Greetings to the
art. I'm starting a page of odd art projects and commenting on the
influences to my own personal art-trek.
Thought I'd start by mentioning the
massive influence of Ray Harryhausen.
Ray is the king of the creature
makers. His stop-motion fantasy movies loom powerfully in my memories,
much so that I've made primitive attempts to sculpt my own beasties
over the years.
I sculpted this barbarian-dude meets beastie in the 1970's
This sculpt was an attempt to depict Demon Baby vs Sheg. 2006
Here's lookin' at you. Sheg in a
couldn't resist the call of the wild. Although I was
impressed by the
Jurassic Park dinosaurs, I still
prefer Ray's dino's and creatures
classic films. Hail to the King.