Comic book artists have an undeniable talent for telling expansive stories in confined areas. Imagine putting all this action into two small panels and giving it believable perspective and superb rendering. Many comic book artists are graphic geniuses. The graphic genius of these two panels is Russ Heath (I don't know if the breakdowns are by Heath or Joe Kubert.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
As we're pulling our act together for Pictorial Arts Journal, I have been more inspired than ever to create pictorial renderings of my own. This is indicative of the sort of poster work that benefits from the use the rendered portrait art form.
artwork © 2013 Thomas Haller Buchanan
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I'm doing some sketches for a project I'm trying on for size. This is not quite the likeness of the Jungle Lord that I was hoping for, but not too bad for the first try, based on a great old photo. If the project works out, it would be a lot of fun.
Drawing © 2013 Thomas Haller Buchanan
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I was in touch with the parallel me, the other day, on the parallel Earth where Superman REALLY exists, and he sent over a sketch of what the Man of Steel REALLY looks like. He says our George Reeves came awful close in portraying him accurately in our broadcasts. Good casting, says he. Clark Kent?, asks he. No way he could be Superman. Clark Kent is President over there and everyone knows an alien can't be President. Though he admits that Kent still hasn't produced an actual birth certificate.
My parallel self also says that the other portrayals with the curly lock of hair on the forehead looks stupid. The real Superman has a prominent widow's peak, plain and simple.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I've only recently discovered the new Mickey Mouse animated shorts for TV. I think they're pretty cool, in their own way. I'm a bit surprised that the Disney Studio is okay with some of the premises and jokes in these shorts, but l think by doing so they are gaining back some audience, like me, that they lost a long time ago.
I'm not into the zombie thing that is going around, but I like this set-up shot of Goofy for one short called "Ghoul Friend"— good for a Halloween posting I think.
© Walt Disney Productions and their appropriate designees
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Portraits! I paint portraits! If anyone would like to commission a portrait of a special someone (and that could be you, by definition), now is the time to start the process in order to be shipped in time for Christmas or the other holidays.
Email me for details and costs.
Portrait artwork © 2013 Thomas Haller Buchanan