Re: Indiana Jones Paintings

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Posted by Bo from on June 10, 1998 at 18:02:37:

In Reply to: Re: Indiana Jones Paintings posted by Michaelson on June 10, 1998 at 12:19:39:

. I am self-taught and have not taken art lessons of any kind, that´s why most of the paintings are more or less replicas of Indy comic covers. I´ve painted a total of 10 Indy pictures over the years and about 5 or 6 of them have elements that seem “copied” from already existing Indy art.

You seem slightly self concious of the "copied" aspect of your paintings, and by no means should you be. Take a look at any of the Indy novels, and there you will find copying at its best. For example, the only book I presently have handy is"Hollow Earth", and the cover is composed of distinct pictures and stills from Raiders and Crusade. Art in any form is an expression of ideas, and though you may have used existing artwork or Indy representations, look where that got Drew Struzan and Dave Dorman. They are two of the premiere comic/novel cover artists, and they are doing just what you are.

By the way, I would also enjoy seeing what you have produced.

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