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  • January 15, 2021

    "What journalism is to literature, illustration is to fine art."  "Form is the fire under the pot, and content is what's in it." "A man without an opinion is dull company but an opinion without a man is duller still." "Many illustrators of today are too little concerned with the actualities […]

  • January 13, 2021

    Hi all, with big thanks to HeroMachiner Eric Bowling, here's how you can use HeroMachine outside of your browser. Adobe has said they're going to be force uninstalling the Flash Player (the standalone player basically) but I don't know that … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • January 12, 2021

     In my view, Burton Silverman is one of the premier portrait painters in the world today.   However, for over 30 years Silverman was an illustrator best known for his reportorial work.  He first made a name for himself in 1956 when he traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to […]

  • January 12, 2021

    Update: Check this post for instructions on how to keep using HeroMachine in a local Flash Player Debugger. Flash has reached its End of Life and HeroMachine no longer works. Thank you for your support over the years and for … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • January 12, 2021

    Portrait of Henriette Mayer van den Bergh, Jozef Van Lerius; oil on canvas, roughly30 x 25 inches (75 x 64 cm), link is to downloadable file page on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp, Belgium. Jozef Van Lerius Read More ... […]

  • January 10, 2021

    Before cell phones converted every citizen into an amateur news photographer it was popular to employ illustrators as visual reporters.  Artists such as Burt Silverman, Daniel Schwartz, Marshall Davis, Hank Virgona, Robert Weaver, Harvey Dinnerstein, Franklin McMahon, Tom Allen, Paul Hogarth, […]