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Re: paleoartists in general

Hi DML members.
This topic is an excellent opportunity to introduce myself here as a big big fan
of Doug's Artworks for many years. Following David Krentz on the way he
describes perfectly the feelings I had when I saw Doug's work the first time in
the french translation of the Czerka's book. I was amazed like a kid, like the
first time I had a Burian book for Christmas at 6... I never draw the same
after a so inspiring experience. Thanks Doug! I wish I could see an original
one day to believe it. ;) And I hope to be able to come at SVP one day to meet
other inspiring artists.

À bientôt


Selon David Krentz <ddkrentz@charter.net>:

> As far as I'm concerned, no one has ever come close to putting the
> viewer into the picture as much as Doug has.  I always feel as though
> I'm hiding under a log, holding my breath and waiting for those
> distant animals to pass me by.  I think that is why I respond to the
> mid ground atmosphere of his pics, you notice the incredible-
> imaginative-character-filled-silhouettes of the animals rather than
> all the little details that many artists get lost in.  He also has
> some of the best compositions I've ever seen, in any medium,subject
> matter or time period.  I have shown his work to many directors and
> production designers, and guaranteed his work will end up on their
> walls for the rest of the production as a reminder of how to compose
> a shot.
>    Way back when I was on Dinosaur, Doug worked with us for a while.
> Of course, most of his work was completely ignored.  He drew about
> 500 of the most amazing drawings I've ever seen.  I xeroxed them all,
> put them in a binder, and cherished them.  Years later, someone in
> the studio realized the treasure trove of creativity I had and stole
> the book.
>    I could go on and on about Doug ( and I'm sure I have done so on
> this list already!) but I know it all comes down to personal
> opinion.  In the end I know its pointless to argue how you should
> feel when you look at a picture.

> In Doug's work I see a world without roads and telephone poles, and
> it is alien, and I don't belong, and I lament at its passing.
> David Krentz
> On Oct 8, 2006, at 3:20 PM, Denver Fowler wrote:
> >> Yet, sometimes I feel
> >> like there is more details in the plants than in the
> >> animals.
> >
> > I actually like the way Doug's pictures decrease the
> > emphasis on the animal, instead depicting species in
> > an environment, rather than just being portraits with
> > the subject big and bold in the middle. It feels more
> > like wildlife photography, and less like posed shots.
> >
> > his b/w pix are my favourites.
> >
> > D.
> >
> >
> >
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