Hey guys. The artists that we talked about today are linked over on the right. Look through the examples and find three to five (3-5) pieces that really resonate with you. Come to class tomorrow prepared to talk to me about which pieces you chose and why.
Remember, our goals for this piece are to:
Come tomorrow with your inspiration, and questions if you've got 'em!
Jacob Collins - Kind of. Collins is a contemporary realist whose site is currently under construction/missing. If you follow the link to a google search of his drawings, most are his, and most are in his style. Do some digging and research on your own if you choose one of these, and find out who really made the piece and where it came from.
Jeff Watts - Another contemporary realist. The link is to the google search page, like Collins above, a lot of the images are his, but some may be created by some of his students. Find the links to his atelier below.
Jeff Watts' Personal Site
Stan Prokopenko - A student of Watts, so you will probably see some similarities in style. The link is to his drawing portfolio. Explore the site, get inspired. He also has a series of excellent teaching videos that you will probably see me use at some point in the year.
Anthony Ryder - Another contemporary realist. Ryder also has an atelier, which you can check out at the link below.
The Ryder School
Julio Reyes - Some of Reyes' work gets a little further into the narrative than we will go in this assignment, but his work in pencil and charcoal is sublime. Just look at all the hatching.
Steven Assael - Like Reyes, some of the drawings pullout from the portrait, and get a little more narrative/creative.