Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Norman Rockwell is by far one of my favorite illustrators of all time. His work inspires a lot of what I do, he was the man. The first image above was done as a study from one of my favorite Rockwell paintings. I tried to see how close I could come to the original painting with watercolor . . . wasn't easy, but turned out decent enough.
The second image was a self portrait that I did, total Rockwell influence, and yes the guy on my right is for real! His name is Lupe, a big dude but a true sweatheart, he couldn't hurt a fly. Oh wait, that's not true, once he accidentally sat on my mother in law's parrot and squashed the life out of him. True story.