Chris Oatley

Norman Rockwell's Photo Reference

This is a great post that shows the photo reference behind some of Norman Rockwell’s most well-known paintings.

Note how he pushed the poses, expressions, lighting…

He was never a slave to his reference, but he used the reference to serve his greater artistic vision.

For more on reference, studies and Rockwell, check out this episode of my podcast: Improve Your Art Before You Start

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