Dean Cornwell
Join Free Art WorkShopJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Dean Cornwell

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    VA/LA
    Posts
    778
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 377 Times in 165 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Dean Cornwell

    Do you love Dean Cornwell? Are you pissed that you can't find high resolution versions of his work online, and that the only good book on him costs a small fortune?

    Well, let's try to fix some of that!

    I know there was a Dean Cornwell thread in the lounge some time ago, but again, the images were not as high quality as I would have liked, so here's my stab at it.

    I hope people find this thread useful, if nothing else I wanted to share some of this man's amazing work....I wasn't aware of him for a long time, but he quickly became one of my idols, up there with Rubens, Sorolla, Repin and Sargent. So take a gander and be ready to be inspired!

    PS. If you are anywhere NEAR the LA public library you should stop by the 2nd floor and see his murals, they're fantastic....and if you see a kid looking up and drooling, sketchbook in hand, wave hello, it's probably me

    PSS: if someone will kindly remind me during the year, I'll try to add more images to this





















    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Ramon Hurtado For This Useful Post:

    + Show/Hide list of the thanked


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Austin,tx
    Posts
    426
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 49 Times in 27 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh how wonderful. Excellent contribution Panchosimpson, I haven't heard of this artist till now=D

    Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107078
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Ypsilanti,MI,USA
    Posts
    649
    Thanks
    707
    Thanked 444 Times in 226 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "The Following User Says Thank You to panchosimpson For This Useful Post"
    ...because there wasn't a "God--or Whoever-- bless you" option!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    VA/LA
    Posts
    778
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 377 Times in 165 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    haha, glad you guys are diggin this, here are some more, the first one is my favorite! Once I get back to school I'll try to get some mural images too






















    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Ramon Hurtado For This Useful Post:

    + Show/Hide list of the thanked


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Near Brussels
    Posts
    1,290
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 154 Times in 100 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for posting these !

    www.tomvandewouwer.com

    "There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
    drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
    (1780-1865)"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,008
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked 696 Times in 292 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Awesome, thanks.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    fayetteville
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    My computer here @ work almost froze up when trying to bring this page up These look great! Thanks for sharing! Too bad there was that one image blocked photobucket though I wonder what it was..

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    ILLINOIS the land of lincoln
    Posts
    2,296
    Thanks
    1,583
    Thanked 311 Times in 307 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Many thanks for posting these. As a huge Cornwell fan its nice to see such nice large scans and pictures.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Califas
    Posts
    1,051
    Thanks
    327
    Thanked 438 Times in 215 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Dean Cornwell is my all time hero!!! An excellent draftsman and an amazing designer. Second for me is Leyendecker, than Frazetta as designers, but Cornwell inspires the drive for understanding of form and how to organize it to look beautiful. To do all he could is a life long pursuit of mine.
    And WOw!!! It's great to be able to see his work without wearing glasses.
    Thanks for posting.

    Figure's 'n' Stuff SketchBook

    Charcoal Paintings

    BLOG!

    "Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."-Thomas A. Edison

    "Convention is craft. Invention is art. In art, knowledge assists invention"-John E. Carlsson
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    132
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 92 Times in 12 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh man, you are so awesome for doing this.
    It's a masochistic kind of pleasure to have so much to study from-- overwhelming amount of amazing material it almost makes my head swim !
    And you're right, Dean Cornwell is amazing. Must... study works...
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    VA/LA
    Posts
    778
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 377 Times in 165 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'm you all liked this thread!

    AztcFireFlower: I think it's a tie between Joe Leyendecker and ol' Dean boy for me, and I agree, these men are amazing not only as draftsmen and painters, but also as designers....what I love most about them is that great art did not die with the 19th century as many seem to believe....it just appeared under the guise of "illustration"

    Christie: I know what you mean, looking at his works fills me with awe and also makes me wonder if I'll ever achieve such greatness...a boy can dream right?

    Anyway, stay tuned guys and gals...i WILL be posting more soon (perhaps even next week)...but I'll be posting links to a photobucket album now or something.....because my computer is brought to its knees trying to open this page up.

    adios.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    india
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 61 Times in 28 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks a lot!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    156
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This is a great resource, thanks for posting. I been watching many of the young talented painters in this forum searching for colors, values and form, dabbing paint without brushing to the form. His brush handling goes along way to energize his figures it also describes texture an important but often over looked quality. Playing with how the brush can move paint, drop it, smear it, push it, lay it, how to double load a brush( with different colors), twisting the brush, rolling it , varying the pressure and running different combinations of these. Thinking of the paint and brush technique as important element in itself is something that can be done right along with your study of the other issues of painting.
    Looking at his compositions you see many diagonals ( W's, N's) he uses opposition of posture of one group against the other ie. Jesus and company standing upright opposed to the slumped figures of the sick or the hands on hip of the wary Mexicans opposed to the postures of the uniformed figures which is further expressed by the light and dark and encircling of doubt of the main action. He also use leverage to balance big masses against smaller masses. So much to learn and admire here.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    759
    Thanks
    656
    Thanked 367 Times in 244 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    These are great. Thanks for posting them!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 2

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •