Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 74

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

As promised, here's Old Man Paolo. The collection of images below is the actual printout from which I painted.

These boots are one of my favorite pieces of reference. They're from a 1:6 scale soldier—purchased รก la carte from ebay—and made of pleather, so they fold and reflect light just like their real-world counterpart.

And here is all of my reference "posing" together. The top section is all pictures I found on-line, while the bottom row is my horse collection. I don't have to paint horses all that often, but when I do, those things are indispensable. I can't find the exact package that I bought, but I found one that's similar on Amazon.

Speaking of which, I've just created a personalized Amazon Store which features several books for which I have contributed artwork. In the coming months, I hope to add book and product recommendations as well.


  1. Man your blog is really useful for poor artist like me! Thanks a lot for your virtual teaching and inspiration

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  3. Where're the My Little Pony reference toys?

  4. Guglie, it's my pleasure. Thanks for reading.

    Janimal, I'm afraid they didn't make the cut.

  5. Anyone ever tell you that you look a little like Zachary Quinto?

  6. All the time, pyrothemaniac, all the time. My girlfriend calls me the 4th Petrelli brother.


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