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    Under the Influence of Alex Ross: Sketches and concepts

    Unfortunaely I had to use a camera and not a scanner, so the quality isnt great. A friend at UARTS told me about Alex Ross. Since I saw "Kingdom Come", I've been searching for everything he's done. He inspires me so much and his focus on realism is so incredible. For christmas I got the "Mythology" book, and with both of these references im building upon my skill and knowledge of draftsmanship and value. I haven't worked with guoache yet ( Ross's main medium) but with Pencils. I've only had his books for a month or so, and the difference to me is already showing.
    Pre Alex Ross:

    Post Alex Ross:

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    Ill be updating these pics as they come along. ANy suggestions or advice?

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    take alot of photos and use more reference. it's the alex ross way!

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    Ross is a very talented artist. I remember first seeing his work back in 97 or so. His batman is top notch. I know he has people model for him, but I'm not sure if he works from photos or from life. Most likely photos though.

    As for your drawings, your anatomy could be more thorough. The key word in your post is realism, and that means the comic style showing through in your work has to go(although not entirely). The trick to his stuff is the only things carried over from comics besides the obvious costumes and such are the absolutely dramatic angles he paints from. But he paints so what you see could pass for real. I would say practice drawing more from life than anything else, till you feel more comfortable with it.

    Here is his site, for anyone who hasn't seen his work.

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