Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ironclad Cutaway

We all need a breather after yesterday's post! 


So here's a simple one. Smithsonian magazine has a new Fall newsstand issue devoted to the U.S. Civil War. It includes my cutaway paintings comparing the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) to the USS Monitor.

7 comments:

ARMAND CABRERA said...

Great Stuff James. I'd love to hear about your process and the time frames involved in something so accurate.

daniel said...

I agree with Armand. I would love to hear about the process... How does one go about a project like this one?

singing/granny said...

I had to laugh at 122 comments. I guess you have a following!!! I love this site. Melody

daryl said...

if i may go off topic, what are the dimensions of the two world of dinosaurs postage stamp paintings?

James Gurney said...

Daryl, As I recall, each scene was roughly 8 x 24 inches. They had to be small enough to fit on a rotary drum scanner.

James Gurney said...

Armand and Daniel, thanks for asking. I'll mull that one over for a future post. It was a long process!

daryl said...

How much are drum scanners still used today for illustration purposes?