March 21, 2006 Comments Off on Roots


Where It All Began, undated, black and white photo postcard, 5.5 X 3.87 in.

This is where my mom was born.


Kevin Cornell Dissects his Process

March 20, 2006 Comments Off on Kevin Cornell Dissects his Process

Kevin Cornell writes about his process creating illustrations for A List Apart.

1. The Message
Generally speaking, the process for any illustration begins with
determining just what the image is supposed to communicate.

2. The Concept
I believe the concept is the most important part of any illustration; or
any artistic endeavor, for that matter. Artistic styles go in and out of
fashion quick as a rabbit on rockets; the best way to ensure an
illustration remains relevant long after its style grows stale is to make
sure it’s based on a relevant idea.

  • jot down as many illustration ideas as possible
  • take the loose visual list and sort out the best ideas.

3. The Rough
The Rough Phase requires versatility. I produce my roughs with a pencil
because it’s quick, easy to make changes with, and able to get across all
the important virtues of the final art — tone, contrast, form, and

4. Final Art

“Dissecting The Process” – A classic Bearskinrug Article.

Life Drawing Workshop, Feb. 11-12, 2006

March 4, 2006 Comments Off on Life Drawing Workshop, Feb. 11-12, 2006

John, 06.02.12

Standing, 06.02.12, graphite on paper, 11 X 20 in.


John (Reclining), 06.02.12

Reclining Male, 06.02.12, graphite on paper, 15 X 15 in.


Sometimes I like to just post the drawings and let them speak for themselves, but I’m often asked to justify the way I draw — I draw “messy” because life is messy, complicated, energetic, and interconnected — how could I draw any other way?

Judging Artwork

March 4, 2006 Comments Off on Judging Artwork

In no particular order of importance, I believe artwork can be judged on at
least the following criteria:

  • Emotional provocation
  • “Craftmanship”
  • Innovation
  • Truth
  • Conceptual complexity/quality
  • Integrity (or consistency)
  • Transcendentalism

Edward_ Winkleman: Truth

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