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J.C. Leyendecker in North Carolina

Dan dos Santos

I recently visited the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem, NC, which is currently hosting a wonderful retrospective of J.C. Leyendecker's work. This exhibit covers J.C.'s career through a selection of 42 original paintings, and more than 100 vintage Saturday Evening post covers. Well curated, with wonderfully insightful commentary placed throughout the exhibit, makes this truly one of the finest shows I've seen in recent years. The Museum allows photography, so I…




Horses and Dragons

Steven Belledin

November 12, 2019 - While soliciting the Internet Hivemind for subjects to pontificate on, the following query arose: Why are horses harder to draw than dragons? [caption id="attachment_48395" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Here's a quick and dirty horse and dragon I did. The gray bits are not shading. They're the "dirty" part of the quick and dirty sketch. They're the first pass that I thought I'd leave in to illustrate that I have trouble drawing both of these things. Heck—I have trouble drawing EVERYTHING.[/caption] Ahhh, horses. There are fewer things that have caused more frustration to artists than horses. As most reading this can attest, horses are very difficult to draw. Sure, there are some savants out there who can whip up a real nice and believable horse without much thought at all, but for folks like myself (and many, many…



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