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Liberal Arts- Final by BeaGifted Liberal Arts- Final by BeaGifted
The assignment was to pick an illustrator, in my case, Norman Rockwell, pic a decade to which that illustrator was at his peak, choose a subject matter and compose an illustration relevant to the chosen decade, and paint in the artist's style.

I have not done any traditional paintings in about five years, and working on such a small format (5x7in) was an added aint easy whamming a whole lot of detail in on such a tiny workspace. I was late in doing it. In fact, I havn't slept in two days x_x. I say it took me about 6-7 hrs to complete this illustration. The problems I had is getting used to painting in acrylics, and working without any photo references. I was also short on supplies, so there were no drafts.

All in all it turned out well. The assignment was actually due today, but I found out during class that the date to turn in our finals changed to next week x_x...I'm releaved I got my work done ahead of time, but a little annoyed that I missed out on sleep.
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giorgiobaroni Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
one of my favourite artists!
style and mood are spot on!
LiveStageFiction Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
That is truly incredible! I recognized the style right away.
Duo1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist
I love Norman Rockwell's work and this is just awesome... simple and yet meaningful!
I'm in the Army and this brings warm/happy fuzzies.
XxfrankeexX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Norman Rockwell is wonderful.

this is amazing
supremextreme Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
very evocative of the style. I'd give you an A, if I were your teacher.
JulieDoornbos Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Impressive! Especially at that size. Rockwell always had a ton of details in his paintings. Well done!
KingSteveandcouncil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Artist
I know about deadlines for classes and I am always the one up until 3 in the morning rushing to get mine done. the fact that you are emulating a style of one of the best American illustrators and making it look AWESOME at whatever hour in the morning WITHOUT photo refs and using the hated acrylic paint is AMAZING seriously. your shading, your colors and your characters and poses make me so envious. you are my hero! :)
Siminaniram Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I think it's not just great it's amazing. :D
I love how you do the shading.
marvelleftw Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Norman would be proud. :thumbsup:
Eviecats Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Amazing job, this is so Rockwell, you better have gotten an A!
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
looks great, I like Rockwells style and you did very well on it. I love the use of analog technique as well, in my opinion you should work more often with traditional media :)
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I am wow'd by your gallery - I must venture off and see more.
BlitzHaigen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Rockwell would have been proud.
aedifico Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, excellent job, it looks just like a Rockwell! And on your first try, too. :)
007-R0B3R7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
i love love love this.
definate fave :)

it's so realistically stylized :)
ThaPro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
...great job.
CodexWriter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
The first thing I thought when I saw this was 'Norman Rockwell,' so mission accomplished. I love the sense of whimsy in the boy's exaggerated posture :D
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This looks amazing, especially considering all the obstacles you faced. It definitely screams Rockwell right away. I love the shadows and wrinkles on the clothing! :D
STEWNAMI Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! It rings of Rockwell, and you did a great job with the expressions!
Wolfie-Miyaku Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW with all those factors mentioned and considered BLOODY HELL you do a fantastic job. I admire you so much
Selladorra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this screams Rockwell! :D
Wonderful's definitely got the "life" his stuff had :)
spencertoons Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
As soon as i saw it i was like "wow looks like Rockwell"
so well done.
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i'll admit i didn't quite get norman rockwell off the bat simply because i feel he uses more saturated colors... but again detail was hard to get on a small canvas like that.

however... i did recognize it more in the pants, and boots lol :)

it looks really good, but i think the boy is leaning a bit much unless you're emphasizing the height difference through body language :shrug:

nice to see a finished piece from you :) textures are amazing
brittsywittsy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student General Artist
cute ♥
DropkickedKitten Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Wow, that's spot on! I saw it in my messages and I said, "Hey, who's painting Rockwell?".

Amazing job as always. You are incredibly talented.
concannon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
I got the Rockwell right away. :D Awesomely done.
bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I recognized the style immediately :D
hawberries Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
This is really nice! Very clean with a cute composition. :heart:

It reminds me of the illustrations in my old American children's books. I always loved those.
angelameds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is simple, but very clearly tells its story. I love the expressions and the way you did the clothing. Lovely work!
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you did a GREAT job! It looks fantastic!
toshema Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thats awesome ^_^ !! definetly consedoring all the challages :iconplusfav: !!!!!!
SydneysDoodles Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
It looks great!!! Just like a Rockwell, too :D
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