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This morning a message from Jacques Le Bailly, designer of my Favourite Typeface of 2012, led me to a just released video by British DP, director and film maker Danny Cooke. The short film documents the creation of the cover artwork for John Mayer’s album Born and Raised and single Queen of California, as well as two unique reverse glass panels hand-crafted by contemporary sign writer and glass gilder David A. Smith. By combining pencil sketching with digital techniques, and then executing his designs in reverse glass decoration and ornate gilding Smith achieves amazingly detailed and truly unique works of art.David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. He was commissioned by Sony Music/Columbia Records, New York to design the album cover for John Mayer. This was because Born and Raised was delayed from its original release date by Mayer’s throat granulomas, giving the American pop and blues rock musician the opportunity to keep looking for an artist that could produce authentic-looking turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled artwork for its sleeve. Danny Cooke captured the merging of these two artistic visions, resulting in this wonderful short film.This is the second time Danny Cooke documents David A. Smith’s practice; two year’s ago David A Smith – Sign Artist was Vimeo’s staff pick. That original documentary was followed up by a mini-short focusing on an Elaborate Victorian Style Mirror created by Smith.
Going over the list of nominees and the winner in the category Best Recording Package at the Grammy Awards – published here two weeks ago – I am baffled that this cover was overlooked. Strictly speaking you could dismiss it as nostalgia, but the artwork is highly appropriate, and apart from the impressive craft and attention to detail it is also very accomplished and impeccably designed, with gorgeous hand-lettering. Not that I ever took those Grammies too seriously, but still…
As we can’t all be experts, there are a number of digital fonts in the Victorian, Wild West and Three-Dimensional Type FontLists that approximate this typographic style.
a wonderful crafted practice of victoriana excesss, the overused bombardment of motifs i enjoy looking at today in contrast to the cleaner more focused reductionist design industries that followed. great pencilling worthy of a computer games cover.
My name is Christopher Sia and for the past 5 years, I’ve been drawing pencil portraits and teaching thousands of my students to draw as well.
I was a struggling so-called artist trying to learn how to draw realistic pencil portraits.
Obviously, I failed many times.
I couldn’t even draw a decent pencil portrait because I wasn’t gifted in drawing.
I spent my hard-earned money from my part time job to attend drawing courses, but didn’t learn what I needed to achieve the realism of a masterful human pencil portrait.
I can still remember the first pencil portrait that I drew back in 2006, when I didn’t really understand how to attain my potential.
I thought it was nice so I shared it with all of my friends—but they laughed at my portrait drawing.
Looking at their drawings, I felt that I was not as skillful, couldn't draw as well as they could.
Until today, I still keep my first pencil portrait drawing on my drawing table…
After years of trials and errors, I’m now able to draw a pencil portrait like this...
This is not from overnight success. I’ve been practicing and learning for almost every single day to attain a higher level of pencil portrait drawing.
The truth is... there was this one year period that I did not improve my pencil drawing techniques at all.
After achieving the results that I wanted, I concentrated on teaching others, at the expense of myself.
Because of teaching others, I lack of practice time and stopped learning in drawing for almost a year! My pencil drawing techniques became stuck at the same level without improvement.
Deep down in my heart, I know that I’ve been satisfied for where I am in my pencil portrait drawing techniques and skills. I’ve been satisfied that I stopped improving my pencil portrait drawing skill.
Then, one day, everything changed...
I was invited to join an event that is organized for every pencil portrait artist to share their art with everyone.
I suddenly did not feel so satisfied anymore. I had thought I was good enough to master the art of pencil portrait drawing... until I met many masters of pencil artists who were far better than me.
Suddenly, I felt like a small fry on the floor compared to them.
And while I was inspired by them, being with these masters made me totally dissatisfied.
It was time to do some soul searching...
I sat at my drawing table looking at all of my previous pencil portrait drawings… and eventually thought of a different way to draw, to conceive. A different way to make portraits more realistic and lifelike.
I begin practicing and drawing every day again to crack the code of going to the next level of pencil portrait drawing…
The word "practice makes perfect" is so true!
After months of practicing...
And I’m going to share it with you in this letter...
The new level which I called it- the “ real master level.”
When I teach my students what I discovered, they are of