Mary Blair Study!


here's my small study of a MB concept painting, that I actually did back in 2003. I toned down the harsh yellows and unmixed blues. Color has always been one of my strengths. I hope to find some more studies lying around this joint.

15 comments:

Marlo said...

Oh I just realized that the pencil shows up under my lights! cant even see it normally. oh well, enjoy anywayz

Kristen McCabe said...

Lovely Marlo! Look at those gorgeous brush strokes in the sky. The Art and Flair of Mary Blair book has gotta be one of my favorite books EVER! Back in 2003 I did a paint study of one of her Peter Pan paintings for an art class.

Do you have a larger version of this photo?

Jorge Garrido said...

Every young cartoonist pretends to like Mary Blair, but you're actually one of the few artists who does the style well. Everyone else thinks they can just draw everything flat, but you've actually put thought and composition into the drawing.

It's really cute.

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Rex said...

The confidence and flair in this is insane!!

Marlo said...

Hey Kristen! Thanks! Yes that is exactly where I got the image from, back when there wasn't much online. You should post your study! Isn't this big enough? It's not a large study.

Marlo said...

Thank you Jorge, I actually did look at other studies before I did mine, making sure I added all the missing techniques. I totally prefer her concept pieces for their fluidity.

Marlo said...

and Thanks Rex!! means a lot since you're MB influenced

Marlo said...

Anonymous! Thank you and I appreciate your translation.

poopedd said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS BLOG? keep it up.

Pedro Vargas said...

Super nice study, Marlo!! I was thinking of doing studies like these.

I'm really liking the newer stuff you've been posting here! Especially those really cool Sokol studies below!

cabap said...

wonderful job Marlo,
jan :)

Marlo said...

Thank you Pedro and Jan!! Pedro, it's so great to do studies for a million reasons.

Stephen Worth said...

Me an' the pups are dancing around the living room with joy! Thank you Marlo!!!

Marlo said...

Oh you are welcome STEVE!! and the pups!