Sunday, January 9, 2011
I've always loved the artists swipe file. From what reference they used to outright copying of another artists work. Starting with the Rockwell to Elvgren photo shoots and how they modified the photos to work as an illustration, to whole websites devoted to the unabashed tracings of comic artist Rob Liefeld. One reason for lovin' the visual backstory is how I can obviously relate. I wouldn't be doing 90% of what I was up to if it weren't for all the artists that figured it out before me. It's also like being a Junior G-Man. I KNOW I've seen that art before! Now where did he copy it from… ?