I'm trying to pin down an artist so I can then pin down a post of his about the use of reference. The artist in question is not really a regular poster - from what I have seen - but when he does post, his work is very singular and technique heavy. In the past he has done paintings of American Civil War figures (I remember a drummer boy), a smithy standing by his anvil with a wonderful collage of leather bits that made up his apron, some kind of prehistoric flightless bird, a horseback rider on a beach; and more recently, a very complicated harbour/beach scene with sail ships in the background, and multiple rendered characters: foreground scene based around a woman altercating over something ruined or tipped over from her fruit/veg' stand (can't quite recall the actual scene in full), and another trio (?) of characters around some barrels?
If I remember right, the artist got a little stick in the responses about the use of reference, and he posted a really wonderful reply on the subject by using a simple single light source portrait (I think) as an example to those that questioned him in this regard.
I suspect the answer is either so clear, or a huge long shot, but I would really like to track down - first the artist in queston - and then that beautiful response. In my infinite idiocy, I never bothered to save and name the art in my inspiration folder. Can anyone help?
I think the thread you're looking for is this one: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=201350
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