Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 93

Mythos: Captain America, Page 2 (panel 4 detail). 2008.
Acryla Gouache and gouache on bristol board, 11 x 17".

Here I am tormenting myself (as usual), playing the roles of a scrawny Steve Rogers and his childhood bully, Dougie Huggins. In addition to using myself as a model, I turned to the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection for candid historical inspiration.


9 comments:

  1. thanks for the link to that website. never seen photos from the 40's look so vibrant and colorful. excellent reference material.

    peace,

    Ron Ackins

    http://www.behance.net/ronackins

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  2. that's a helluva slingshot! poor guy

    love the reference site link too, perfect for any historical pieces.

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  3. You look way to happy with that slingshot. And I'll also chime in my thanks for the great link!

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  4. Happy to share the link, guys. I was surprised to find such a rich collection of color photos from that period. There's a lot more there than I got a chance to use.

    Ron, that's an awesome fastball special piece you've got there.

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  5. I must say that after your lecture at RISD I have been taking silly pictures of either myself or friends for reference in my art. You have influenced me greatly! I cant thank you enough. Please visit again soon!

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  6. Thanks a lot Paolo!

    Ron Ackins

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  7. Francis, glad to hear it. Photography can be a very useful tool... and reference shots are almost always funny to look at.

    If all goes well, I may visit again next year during wintersession. If so, you'll hear it here first.

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  8. Just discovered your blog through a friend. I really like the posts showing the live poses that you use for your works.

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  9. Kookaburra, thanks for stopping by. There's definitely more where that came from, so I hope you'll keep coming back. We're almost to our 100th week, so I plan to have some extra-embarrassing photos.

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