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    Rockwell's Reference Photos! Link!

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    Indeed! Some of the responses in the first link are just plain daft! But great find, thank you! Although he may have used his neighbours and friends (as it says), they were damn fine actors as well!

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    Great link, I watched a great documentary about Rockwell not too long ago, I was called : Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait. If anyone has netflix you can watch it instantly on your computer or xbox.

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    saw it in the 90's and loved it. ^

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    nice , the pic of the people on chairs on a table makes me nervous.. watch out old lady!

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    holy crap, I had no idea he went so far as staging scenes for his refs (the marriage counselor one for example). Really cool photos, and it's always great to see a little further into the process

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poshspice View Post
    Indeed! Some of the responses in the first link are just plain daft! But great find, thank you! Although he may have used his neighbours and friends (as it says), they were damn fine actors as well!
    I know! Someone even called his work as "photo-realism". lol

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    Those are some beautiful photos and paintings,

    but there was one eyeroll moment
    in the npr slide show one of the labels said "Although rockwell's use of photographs may discredit him in some eyes, it's hard to deny the breadth of rockwell's aesthetic influence." discredit him in the eyes of children maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrr View Post
    Those are some beautiful photos and paintings,

    but there was one eyeroll moment
    in the npr slide show one of the labels said "Although rockwell's use of photographs may discredit him in some eyes, it's hard to deny the breadth of rockwell's aesthetic influence." discredit him in the eyes of children maybe?
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    I actually chuckled at this post in the first link

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    He really made it sure he got it right!

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    That was an amazing read, thanks so much for sharing! Rockwell's a big favourite of mine, so this was especially insightful I knew he used ref, but this is definitely taking it all the way!

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    Borrowed my teacher's huge book on Rockwell one time. Not a bad photographers

    I was just thinking of making a thread about using photos for reference, after stumbling on this blog article showing Images that Old master artists have used. Hope its fine if I post it here.

    I didnt know there even was an argument like that, but this article is a great reference guide itself showing photos were used by artists maybe since the medium was invented.

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/blyt...se-photographs

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