Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Arrivederci Roma

In finishing a few projects, I've recently had the pleasure of once again seeing my work in color. Drawing roughs and sketches so long I thought I would never paint again! I can't show any of it here but I do have a few old pieces to post. The following painting was from a brief trip to Rome in the Summer of 2003.

I would love to go back, but the city that really captured my heart during my short stay was Assisi. Such a beautiful place (less graffiti and more rolling hills)! My photo album was misplaced during a house remodel so unfortunately, no photographs at this time.

And I'll throw this in too. Above is a quick compilation of roughs, character studies, and facial expressions. Some of these are a few months old, and looking at them now, I think were inspired by various Golden Book artists. Gustaf Tenggren is one that I do recall. I need to dig through my old references again.

Here are a few cool links from ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive:

Tenggren - Little Trapper
Genesis of the Golden Book Style

Oh and thanks to all those contacting me through Facebook. I haven't been faithful posting there either, but will try to put more up in the near future. Life has been fun and this Summer has been even better!

More coming soon!


Anonymous said...

Anthony, that cityscape is incredible!
and by the way, you can set your Facebook up so it just posts your Blogspot everytime you post on this site. thats how mine is set up and i can help you through it sometime. i showed Orchard how and i think his is set up now too.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Cool! I'll have to look into that.

Alina Chau said...

Wonderful drawings!

Kelly Light said...

that witch- weeee-ooo. great! And you + Rome - match made in heaven- bub.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Alina!

haha - thanks Kelly! I need to find those photos. bring back some memories.

J.L.Meyer said...

Wow, beautiful!
Way to capture the feeling of the city and fantastic job with all the prespective!

Don said...

Love the drawings, Anthony! I think Tenggren influenced us all!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Thank you Don! and I heartily agree! I've found myself referring to Tenggren's work often... such a fantastic artist!