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Rose Red

Dan dos Santos

My 'Rose Red' painting is currently hanging at the Norman Rockwell Museum as part of their 'Enchanted: The History of Fantasy Illustration' exhibit. As such, I thought it'd be fun to dust off this old post from when I first painted this image. It's odd to look back on this article now, as you never know what pieces of yours will stand the test of time. At the moment, it felt like any other job.…




Fresh Perspectives

David Palumbo

July 29, 2021 - I've always had a limited amount of patience for perspective. It was necessary as a realist painter to at least understand the basic concepts, however I lean heavily on photo reference and now 3d renders to aid my work. Applying a basic understanding of vanishing points and eye levels to these aids has generally worked well enough to construct believable scenes. As I've become more interested in the art of photography, however, I've found that translating perspective is more nuanced than I'd generally believed. Almost all lenses that we might use are going to render straight lines as straight lines and give what feels like a faithful interpretation of the scene. They essentially conform to the simple rules of 1, 2, and 3 point perspective. The question that I've been asking lately though is, are…



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