Why The Beautiful Line?

A site dedicated to the art of drawing and painting, The Beautiful Line is an open forum for the sharing of information and inspiration about the drawing and rendering process in digital and traditional media.

This blog is created for all those who share a love of drawing and are enticed by the potential of a blank piece of paper, canvas, or board to create a unique work of art. This space is dedicated to the open sharing of information and experiences concerning drawing. Included here are tutorials on drawing and rendering a variety of subjects in easily accessible media.

Why the Beautiful Line? As a long time professional illustrator, artist, and instructor, I still believe that the most powerful tool for image making is the simple pencil, pen, or brush. In an era of fantastic advances in digital arts with the power to create new worlds of amazing realism, the pencil drawing remains an exquisitely elegant tool for expressing thoughts and ideas. With this in mind, I view it as a personal mission as an instructor to encourage students to draw their ideas first, before developing concepts within a software program.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne

This painted montage of portraits of Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was actually assembled as an idea for a portrait study in the summer of 2012 when I was working only in vector. The plan was to do a painting in acrylics. I picked up the rough comp in 2013 and created this finished illustration. The goal was to convey his dynamic personality and the non-stop nature of his daily life as the head of both Fiat and Chrysler.

The painting was an exploration of the range of brushes available in Photoshop. My goal was to create an energetic style of rendering using bold strokes and color. I also took advantage of the ability of Photoshop to simulate color glazes and canvas texture.

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