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10 October 2005, 06:30 PM

Guys / Gals,

Here please post links to your Favorite Figurative Artists. I should have posted this thread sooner, but...:rolleyes:

What I would suggest is to create your own post, and then just ADD TO THAT POST as you discover / find more links (vs. creating several more posts).

Go ahead and post links, even if you see the same ARTIST mentioned ~ you may have found a new or better site for that artist! :)

Thanks to Spirit Dreamer for jogging my memory! :)



10 October 2005, 06:33 PM
I'll start out:

Alex Kanevsky, amazing figurative artists, a bit abstract:

Nicolai Fechin, amazing Russian artist, beautiful charcoal and oil work:

Joaquin Sorolla, brilliant oil painter:

Lucian Freud, brilliant, disturbing oil painter:

Odd Nerdrum, brilliant, disturbing oil painter (see a pattern here? :)):

Zurbaran, 1598-1664: (

Many others, will post later! :)

10 October 2005, 06:59 PM (

te hee:D

10 October 2005, 07:01 PM
You're forgiven on a conditional basis. :D

10 October 2005, 07:34 PM
Heya Rebeccak,

I have so many, here's just a smattering:

Malcom Liepke

Dean Mitchell

John Singer Sargant

Jeffery Jones

Phil Hale


10 October 2005, 07:39 PM

Awesome links!!! Thanks for these! I am a huge fan of Sargent, and I really like Liepke's work as well...checking out the links now. :)

Cheers, :)


10 October 2005, 07:40 PM
Bryan Hitch
Hands down. Just look at his hatchings and art.

10 October 2005, 08:29 PM
Here are two links I highly recommend:

Boris Vellejo (

Robert E McGuinnis (


10 October 2005, 12:47 AM
Spiritdreamer- Rob's work is real nice. I like his work on the bond films. I have a lot of his stuff on a cd.

here is someone I discovered today.
Ah Yuan
His work has that painterly quality to it.

10 October 2005, 02:45 AM
Here are the best links I've got.

You can find just about all the old school masters at
Nice place to go if you want to take a trip through art history although the navigation is a little clunky.

And no list would be complete without Frank Frazetta...

10 October 2005, 12:34 PM
Here are a few of my favorite artists from the golden age of illustration:
Heinrich Kley (
Willy Pogany (
W. Heath Robinson (
W. R. Flint ( also his official site (

the above links are to the biographies at Bud Plant Illustrated Books which is a good reference to learn about illustrators (although it's aimed at book collectors more than artists).

I also like the work of Richard Schmid ( and Jeffrey Jones (

And some of the Victorian painters:
Frank Brangwyn (
Robert Anning Bell ( (who was also an amazing illustrator)
John William Waterhouse (
Lord Frederick Leighton (
Herbert James Draper (

Last (but not least!) Robert Henri (

10 October 2005, 02:09 PM
wow~~~! thanks all~~~!!! that was awesome~~~!!!:bounce:

10 October 2005, 10:56 PM
Nice thread Rebecca. Too many to list. It seems that some have already been mentioned. Sargent, Nerdrum, etc. I'll try not to list any old masters if I can help it. :)

Pierre-Paul Prud'Hon (1758 - 1823) (very slow loading site)

Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918)

I'm sure most of you are familiar with As well as the old masters, go check out their Living Masters gallery section.

Jacob Collins ( ( (very slow loading site)

Various Frigurative artists:

Kevin Llewellyn

Will add more later. :)

10 October 2005, 11:50 PM
drawMonger and ekah,

Thanks for the great links! :thumbsup:



10 October 2005, 02:26 AM
Adam Hughes (

11 November 2005, 03:56 PM
Here's a great list of some classic illustrators:

Greg & Tim Hildebrandt

Fantasy artists from Biz to Dore

Marvelous portrait painter

Comic artist P.C. Russell


11 November 2005, 12:05 AM

Thanks for the links! I'll definitely have to check those out more in depth later! :)



12 December 2005, 05:11 PM
Amazing, dark work:

12 December 2005, 10:18 PM
folks, how About

Jenny Saville- controversial but undeniably a brilliant painter of flesh, amazing use of scale>>> awesome
(cant find her website... if she has one>> google image it)

12 December 2005, 10:22 PM

Does Google just suck in the UK? LOL! :scream:

Brilliant work, I have to say...

Gotta love this one:


~Rk *All about Google*

12 December 2005, 07:30 PM
One of my favorite book illustrators most people know from his concept art and illustrations for the LotR. Not his best work imo. He is at his best illustrating strange and dark ancient tales like the Mabinogion ( One of the best watercolorists I have ever seen ( oh....I wish, I wish, such a difficult medium!)

Alan Lee

12 December 2005, 01:03 PM
I came across this site the other day: The Art Renewal Center ( and it is definately worth a look (esp. if you're a fan of the pre-raphaelites).

Margie, I agree Lee is a master and his work is an inspiration!

01 January 2006, 03:16 PM
I just wanted to ad these links - one of my all time favorites,
Grew up with his paintings in Playboy...

Alberto Vargas 1 (

Alberto vargas 2 (

01 January 2006, 07:02 PM
Hey, great links! Thanks! :thumbsup:


01 January 2006, 07:13 PM
Thanks for that link, Marlon! :) It gave me the idea to do a Master Copy Workshop for the next OFDW. Hope you'll join in! :bounce:

Good to see you here!

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 07:51 PM
Marlon....I second Rebecca on that....Caravaggio link is ..GREAT...:thumbsup:

THANKS Marlon..:)

01 January 2006, 05:17 PM
Hi ...Rebecca...:)
I think that this thread should be a permanent fixture on the front page of this forum..
It's kind of like the public library...
Right now, the way it is set up, it keeps slipping into the back pages, where it just gathers
dust. It should be up front and center, so new people and everyone else can be aware of
it more easily...just a suggestion, and my opinion...:)
Take Care

01 January 2006, 05:26 PM
Stuck! :thumbsup:

Good I just have to decide what to UnStick...:D

01 January 2006, 05:59 PM
Stuck! :thumbsup:

Good I just have to decide what to UnStick...:D

Aaargh, decisions, decisions... I'm glad I'm not you :p :D

01 January 2006, 06:00 PM
LOL...:) ...THANK YOU ...REBECCA...:thumbsup:


Personal anatomy threads could be all together in one group or folder ect.
Just me trying to be of some help ...:buttrock:
Take Care

01 January 2006, 11:45 PM
Personal anatomy threads could be all together in one group or folder ect.

Actually, it is time the cgtalk-gods got that forum levelled up (followed by all that nice stuff like subforums and the like), if you ask me.

This area explodes with activity and "action must be taken" to keep it focused without sacrificing wonderful sources of knowledge (like this here, I mean, we're not supposed to swallow all of this information in one go, are we?*gulp*)

Any news on this, btw?

01 January 2006, 11:26 PM
What? Nobody loves Rob Liefeld and his ability to make up muscle groups that don't exist or abandon the use of proportion altogether?

For shame CG talk.

01 January 2006, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by DuffPappy: What? Nobody loves Rob Liefeld and his ability to make up muscle groups that don't exist or abandon the use of proportion altogether?

For shame CG talk.
Ehmm...hadn't heard of him...:D

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 06:27 PM
This is my fave out of all the pin-up mixed with fantasy /darkfantasy stuff.

I don't like his earlier colorfull works, but all paintings that were made with brownish, greyish hues, sometimes nearly monochromatic looking are really great. especially the tattoo- and chains-series, and a whole buch of his other paintings.

Luis Royo (

and here's another link with lots of artworks

Therion (

02 February 2006, 01:50 PM
Some modern masters I love
I love love love these guys! yes I do.

02 February 2006, 02:02 PM
great links Queenie!!

02 February 2006, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the links!

This one:

Definitely Fechin ( inspired! :)

02 February 2006, 02:25 PM
Marlon! Your site's up!

Why didn't you tell me??? :cry:

02 February 2006, 02:55 PM
Finally, Kromodikoro boy! I love your gallery, esp. the pirate with that cool broadsword!

Will be keeping an eye on it and you need to make it more prominent in your sig!

02 February 2006, 03:07 PM
Marlon! Your site's up!

Why didn't you tell me??? :cry:

and you need to make it more prominent in your sig!

Glad you like it Theresa!

Heheh... it's not finished yet... :scream:
on second thought, it'll never be finished :scream:
I'll try to update it as often as I can (every week?), trying to refresh stuff with better stuff :scream:
When it's ready, I'll make it (a bit) more prominent :D

Did I say :scream:


. :)

02 February 2006, 05:36 PM
QueenSoul....THANK YOU !!...really enjoying the links you just posted...BEAUTIFUL...:thumbsup: :)


02 February 2006, 05:34 PM
An amazing photorealistic artist is Helnwein:

Some of his work is really creepy, but I am a huge fan of his work.

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks for posting those links queenie. I love Susan Lyon's work.

Marlon, you also have a pretty cool site as well.


03 March 2006, 11:37 PM
hey, thank you very much Jose, glad you like it! :)

Ever wanted to see Rembrandt and Caravaggio together?
There's an exposition in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam ( :)

I am definately going to check it out.

03 March 2006, 10:48 PM
:) A gift to you all from Mrs Spirit Dreamer:)

I think this is the most incredible art/exhibit web site I have ever seen.

Turn on your sound.

Check the Enhanced Version for sure, but the Basic Experience is beautiful too.



Exhibition at the Nomadic Museum in Santa Monica Pier, CA

Jan 14 Ė May 14, 2006

Gregory Corbert

04 April 2006, 04:53 PM
That is the most incredible link, Glenn ~ thank you. :)

04 April 2006, 09:38 AM
Hi....Rebecca.....Glad you enjoyed that link, ...also glad that you put it in this thread so it
can be enjoyed by others now and in the future. Thank you also for makeing this
links // library a sticky....will end up being a nice resource as time goes by I think .:)
Really like the way that you have consolidated this whole forum....GREAT JOB...:thumbsup:
ORDER FROM CHAOS....not an easy feat for sure...but you have managed it nicely....:applause:

THANKS Rebecca for ....EVERYTHING..:thumbsup::thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


04 April 2006, 11:37 AM
Glenn, THANK YOU! That link has so inspired and uplifted me this morning.

04 April 2006, 11:59 AM
Hi....QueenSOUL....NICE TO HEAR THAT...:) :thumbsup:

Really enjoyed your link also...BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS....THANKS ...:)

04 April 2006, 10:31 PM
Just got this link from my former science fiction and fantasy teacher.
Thought I would share it: (

Enjoy! Glenn

04 April 2006, 02:58 AM
Incredible Concept Artist - J.P. Targete:

Stephen Schirle:

04 April 2006, 10:10 PM
Frank Frazetta.
Ashley Wood
Jon Foster
Craig Mullins
Justin Sweet
Yoji Shinkawa
Takayoshi Sato
Masahiro Ito

Another awesome concept artist i recently discovered.I don't know his/hers full name though.

05 May 2006, 10:03 PM
Polonoid, awesome, thanks! :)

This is a great link, from the Art Theories and Techniques Forum:

Artists we love (

05 May 2006, 11:04 PM
Jean-Leon Gerome (

09 September 2006, 07:27 PM
Auguste Haboush:

09 September 2006, 06:46 PM

09 September 2006, 07:05 PM
Ah I love Jenny Saville!

Some more!

Steven Assael (howcome he hasn't been mentioned yet?!)

Dan Thompson

09 September 2006, 05:24 PM
hey all!

check out this awesome blog by chris wahl ( ), i found today. there's some really cool video's of how he does caricatures etc.
plus he's an cool artist.


09 September 2006, 08:05 PM
I didn't see him mentioned, one of my favorites:

Robert Liberace (

09 September 2006, 08:16 PM

Holy Frack - this guy teaches at a school near me. I feel like a complete idiot - thanks a lot for the link!



09 September 2006, 07:38 PM
I just got back from the bookstore with a book of Gustave Dore ( illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy, sat down, and saw this awesome thread for the first time........ coincidence? I think not.

12 December 2006, 05:18 PM
I came across some great Inquisition inspired paintings and drawings by an artist Nicolay Bessonov ( yesterday - some are pretty gruesome so beware! I think he has a thing for torture ;)

12 December 2006, 04:56 PM
another useful link I came across today - more graphic/illustration art but still :)

it's a website for collectors of graphic art but it has a list of artists [really lots of great ones] with some examples of their work and obviously once you have a name you can search further so here's the list:

Graphic collectibles artists (

01 January 2007, 09:23 AM
Love this thread. Lots of names I recognise and lots I don't (can't wait to check them all out). So I won't repeat what's here.

Here's an Aussie artist who works mostly in fibreglass sculpture, reimagining the possible future of humanity and all organic life. She works in the "gallery scene" but could easily be doing concept art for Cronenberg.

"we are family" and "nature's little helpers" are the ones to check out!

01 January 2007, 05:15 PM
Michael Bergt ( - absolutely awesome website!

01 January 2007, 06:58 PM
Another EXCELLENT website I came across today - all about print ( and sporting an enormous gallery! ENJOY :)

02 February 2007, 12:32 AM
Gio has some amazing links at his blog (, and some people here might be interested as well:

Jose Ismael Fernandez ( is a classically influenced sculptor based in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Stipl ( was born in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and was raised, educated, and now lives and works both in Canada and the Czech Republic. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto with an Honours Diploma in 1992, and was awarded Canadaís prestigious Governor Generalís Award in the same year.
Sabin Howard ( a man without a handy pasteable 'about' section.
Richard Macdonald (, ditto (flash is the devil).

03 March 2007, 12:42 PM
LA Weekly review of artist Mark Ryden (

04 April 2007, 12:20 AM
a fantastic sculptor Zenon Frudakis ( :) ENJOY!

09 September 2008, 06:56 PM
Jacek Malczewski (


08 August 2009, 12:26 PM . . .

I find Robert Heindelís ( expressive figurative paintings of dancers truly amazing and inspiring. He was a phenomenal artist all around.
*Use the slide show option to view larger images.

"Robert Heindel Commemorative Exhibition to Open at Halcyon Gallery in October" 2009

02 February 2010, 11:56 AM
Thank you Rebeccak,

these links are great inspiration for me.:)

I would like to post my links. I believe they will be useful for artists: