Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?
Nice Andrew! Good topic. I know there may be some here who have posted their faves before, but it's always nice to see what the newcomers think about their fave illustrators.
I don't have links, but I would share my thoughts. I have too many illustrators that come to mind, but will share the ones that I like to follow....
Norman Rockwell is probably the one who could have been mentor to me. His understanding of life, and how to paint it, was tremendous help to me.
Boris Vallejo seems to have my attention for what I would consider the Ultimate fantasy body. Some of his work can be static, but his attention to the human form is so inspiring. Frazetta makes that up by showing action in his illustrations, and I love his work, but his style is looser than Vallejo, which is not a bad thing, I just love how Boris handles the tightness of his work.
Keith Parkenson (sp) is also a fine illustrator of fantasy. His understanding of trying to convince us of what a dragon is, or an elf, or even a troll, is just awesome.
So many others that I cannot seem to get my thoughts together on them, but surely do have more that I would inspire to be like....
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