Norman Rockwell reference photos alongside finished works
This is how using reference works
Working smarter, not harder.
Reference, yo. #drawing
It’s both sad and amusing to me that people don’t understand how art is made think reference material and working smart is some vile thing. Here’s one of america’s most famous painters who’s works are built from reference, and this extends to other art forms as well.
Milt Kahl, an animator that many revere as the greatest disney animator who has ever lived, only worked without video reference in one film in his entire career (The Rescuers).
Reference material is powerful stuff in the right hands, and even history’s greatest artists used it.
Photographer: Maëlle André
Make Up: Noel Inocencio
Hair: Christophe Lambenne Hair Stylist
Styling: Maame Nsiah
Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!
Q:So Steven Universe will be with us for the next two years or more?
Yeah I mean… if I wasn’t clear enough, there is a LOT more Steven Universe that the public hasn’t seen yet. It’s been announced a while back that there’s going to be 52 episodes in our initial order, and that’s a BIG BIG amount. That’s a lot of room for our character and story arcs to stretch out and get comfortable.
Shows on every network go on hiatus from time to time and it’s a bummer but we’re still here hard at work making lots of episodes. If you think you’re frustrated that more hasn’t aired, just imagine how we feel!
We’ll probably talk more about the episodes to come at our SDCC panel!