Roots

March 21, 2006 Comments Off on Roots

farm

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

This is where my mom was born.

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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
composition.

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.

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John (Reclining), 06.02.12

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

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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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