Here's an old chestnut . . . roasting on an open fire?
By now it seems like every man, woman and chile in the world must have seen everything that Mary Engelbreit ever conjured up. Then again, perhaps there are some new comers to the scene, so this graphical message is for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am posting these images with a non-profit and educational 'fair use' motive, regarding respective copyrights. Anyone downloading and using these images for any commercial use would be in violation of respective copyrights, and does not have my approval for such use.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.