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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
I don't think I've ever seen a bad drawing by William Stout. Here Kittelsen presents a fantastical atmospheric image, while Stout's version is a forceful and powerful graphic statement.
Yes, it's almost shocking to see the difference between the two versions, and then almost shocking to see the similarities.
I enjoy it when you post comparisons. They each evoke a completely different feeling. Kittelsen's bear is friendly, and the figure innocent and dreamlike. The scene is pacific. Stout's bear is fierce and menacing, and the woman aloof and domineering.
Nicely & concisely analyzed, Annie.
Both are gorgeous! Thank you for posting these.
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