Friday, December 28, 2012

James Bama Tribute

My last post mentioned my love for the illustrations of James Bama. He painted over 62 covers for the Doc Savage pulp novels during the 1960's. He is now retired living in Wyoming, and paints western gallery work. His style is usually photo-realistic. Wikipedia link

Here are a few examples of his work. I do not own the copyright to these works. I also apologize for not citing the the actual holders. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Norris Sketch

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Well it's been a week or so since my last post. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. Today's post is a pencil sketch of my old cowboy neighbor Norris D. I've always wanted to do a painting in a style similar to James Bama's cowboy/western art. Well at least similar to his subject matter, not necessarily in style.  

While talking to Norris a couple of weeks ago, I had an overpowering urge to paint him. I have never had such a powerful impression to paint anyone, as I did then. So I ran into the house, grabbed my dslr, and took a few shots. I'm hoping to post a color study next week.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jack II

Here's another study for the Jack Nicholson caricature I'm finishing up.

Saturday, December 1, 2012