Friday, December 07, 2007

The Dude's Legacy

The Nexus one was fun to do because in looking around for some reference I was reintroduced to Steve Rude's art. I had forgotten how amazing he is. Want to feel intimidated while doing a commission? Try drawing a character that is so closely identified while the art stylings of one of our generations greatest draftsmen. That said, I was pretty happy with the way this final piece turned out.
While at Mid-Ohio I saw an early copy of Steve Rude: An Artist in Motion (due out this month). If you're any kind of a fan of "The Dude's" art, I highly recommend this book. It's a really nice production chock full of sketches, studies, paintings, etc. Keep an eye out for it!

1 comment:

Lon said...

Holy cow thats a nice bit of work with the Nexus cast.