Posts Tagged ‘illustrations by John Dyess’

Young-Frankensein-3

black ink and liquid acrylic drawing by John Dyess

I just finished this drawing today,which is based on a photograph I took while visiting New York City several years ago. This image along with other travel drawings  can be viewed on my website studiodyess.com.

Los-Logos-parade-San-Miquel-de-Allende

los logos parade in San Miguel de Allente,Mexico

This mixed media drawing is based on a photograph that I took  on June 15,2015 of the los logos parade in San Miguel de Allende ,Mexico. I shot the photo while standing between two people in front of me. What I saw in this photo, when I returned home from the trip,
were tired parade participates and happy spectators.
My illustrations can be viewed at studiodyess.com

cabin at sunset by John Foster Dyess

cabin at sunset by John Foster Dyess

I created this illustration several years ago to be used on for sale scrapbook paper.

illustration of Arapaima gigas by John Foster Dyess

illustration of Arapaima gigas by John Foster Dyess=

I created this illustration to use for a proposal to do fish illustrations for a client in Washington D.C. Today the client told me I had been selected for this project.

Marian Wright Edelman by John Foster Dyess

Marian Wright Edelman by John Foster Dyess

The original use for this illustration was for L magazine with a article called The Reluctant Lawyer. This version was changed for use in my portfolio by eliminating a spot illustration of children and increasing the size of the civil rights struggle spot.

Ink drawing of a Clydesdale by John Dyess

Ink drawing of a Clydesdale by John Dyess

My previous blog was about the book “Bitter Brew” by William Knoedelsender , which I read after receiving it, as a gift, from my daughter Audrey, and about an assignment I received to do illustrations for Anheuser-Busch. Today’s blog is about several assignments ,I received from AB, to illustrate Clydesdale horses.
The first is the above ink drawing, that was engraved on metal, and is part of a display in the Clydesdale stables in the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis Missouri.  A handler brought a Clydesdale out of the stable so that I could take reference photographs,for the ink drawing.

engraved metal panels in the Clydesdale stables

engraved metal panel in the Clydesdale stables

photo of a Cldesdale by John Dyess

photo of a Clydesdale by John Dyess

Clydesdale photo by John Dyess

Clydesdale photo by John Dyess

I don’t remember the name of this horse.I wish I had wrote it down. This drawing was created sometime in the 1990’s
The second assignment was an illustration for the 1983 Budweiser Light, Happy Holidays card. I believe it is signed by August Busch the third.

Illustration by John Dyess on the cover of the card.

Illustration by John Dyess on the cover of the card.

inside of Budweiser Light Happy Holiday card

inside of Budweiser Light Happy Holiday card

Mitt Romney digital portrait by John Foster Dyess

This post is about my thoughts on Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand,a book which seems to be a Tea Party favorite. This a a long book,over a thousand pages in the paperback version, which I read about halfway through and finished by listening to a recorded book.
It is about a group of factory owners,inventors, railroad owners, mine owners and teachers. The book begins with the sentence. “Who is John Galt ?” This mysterious character finally appears about halfway into the book where we find out that he is recruiting the “elite” of the world to drop out and live in a commune because of the fact that evil unions and incompetent government leaders are too much of a barrier for them to succeed. They decide to take away their superior knowledge from a stupid ungrateful world. It is also about the main character Dagny Taggart having affairs with three of the male characters including John Galt.
When I was attending Washington University I was a fan of “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand but as I matured I thought of the main character,Howard Roark, as a terrorist. This story is also about the main characters having an affair.

Sunflowers,plants,trees by John Foster Dyess

This image is based on a digital photo I took while visiting New York City in 2010.

Assignment 1 The Performing Arts.

The students at the workshop were given two assignments to complete in the remaining three weeks of the workshop after the first week seminar and the first  assignment  is above.
Shortly before I left for the workshop I shot reference photos of a group of singers in a plaza  in downtown St.Louis.

reference photo 1

reference photo 2

reference photo three

Country Singer with barn

I created two illustrations for this assignment,one of a singer with a landscape in the background which was done using Dr. Martins dye, magic marker and graphite pencil on prepared acetate and one larger illustration of two singers created using gesso, acrylic paint and pencil on cold press illustration board.

two singers by John Dyess 1977

There was a second assignment which was to create a cover for a paperback book called “The Understudy”. There was a chapter were an actor dreams he becomes a lion,I think,it’s been 35 years ago.Below is my take on the book cover.

illustration for the understudy by John Dyess the illustrators workshop

 

 

 

On November 26,2011 I began to post visual images I have created in my lifetime. The images below were created during 2010.

images created by John Dyess in 2010.