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Arthur Rackham: Masterpieces Of Art by Joseph Simas (book review).

April 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Arthur Rackham: Masterpieces Of Art by Joseph Simas (book review).

I do wonder how many of you will recognise the name Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) as he influenced so many artists at the turn of the last century and he was prolific over several significant books. He certainly had his effect on John Tenniel and Beatrix Potter, often moving from simple to complex line and doing […]

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Draw! #25 Summer 2013 (magazine review).

March 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #25 Summer 2013 (magazine review).

We’re now back 8 years with Draw! # 25 and editor Mike Manley discussing comicbook craft with artist Lee Weeks and seeing how he designs his pictures. Interestingly, their discussion on how paper quality and its rag content, that is how it takes pencils and inks and absorbency, has dropped in recent years in the […]

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Hieronymus Bosch: Masterpieces Of Art by Rosalind Ormiston (book review).

March 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Hieronymus Bosch: Masterpieces Of Art by Rosalind Ormiston (book review).

When I started reading ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Masterpieces Of Art’ by Rosalind Ormiston, I had to have a bit of think where I first saw his art and with ‘The Temptation Of Saint Anthony’, it dawned on me it was in the first and only volume I bought of the original issue edition of ‘Man, Myth […]

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Gustave Doŕe: Masterpieces Of Art by Dan Malan (book review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gustave Doŕe: Masterpieces Of Art by Dan Malan (book review).

I’ve mentioned French artist Gustave Doŕe (1832-83) before but in this ‘Masterpieces Of Art’, Dan Malan shows how much he has influenced people of our time in everything from album covers to films. Looking at a picture here on page 24, there’s even a certain Wookie, although you would have to wonder if Robert McQuarry […]

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Draw! #24 Winter 2013 (magazine review).

March 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #24 Winter 2013 (magazine review).

The major part of Draw! # 24 from 2013 is devoted to cover artist Glen Orbik showing how he and his other half, artist Laurel Belchman, help each other out when needed, before getting into the nitty-gritty of talking shop with editor Mike Manley. Here it gets into composition before selecting models for the poses. […]

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The Alluring Art Of Margaret Brundage by Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock (book review).

March 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Alluring Art Of Margaret Brundage by Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock (book review).

I’ve heard the name of artist Margaret Brundage (1900-1976) but hadn’t really sought her out until this book, ‘The Alluring Art Of Margaret Brundage’ by Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock. A former fashion illustrator, Brundage had to find other venues when that market dropped off and took her portfolio to ‘Weird Tales’ where […]

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Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

March 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

With the latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, there is an introduction to Swiss artist Oliver Frey on the front cover and first article. Certainly a dynamic artist and someone who went through the American Famous Artists School, although looking at the remarks from his first editor, needed to work on his anatomy and perspective which he […]

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The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

March 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

Originally, a small store in the basement of a Texan cinema, the legendary Alamo Drafthouse, ‘Mondo’ is now a worldwide boutique store in which artists from across the world give their own unique spin on pop culture. Unsurprisingly, the comicbook world is a popular source of inspiration for Mondo’s selection of memorabilia with screen prints […]

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Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling (book review).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling (book review).

I occasionally come across this book, ‘Perspective Made Easy’ by Ernest R. Norling in artbook bibliographies and pulled a copy last year, only now finding time to read it. Unusual for Dover Publications, this is a regular paperback sized book although this has more to do with its original 1939 release. Like grammar, artists might […]

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Mastering Composition by Richard Garvey-Williams (book review).

February 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mastering Composition by Richard Garvey-Williams (book review).

Remember me writing last month that I got a second book focusing on photographic composition and saying there isn’t much difference between the two mediums, well apart from artistic ability. I do wonder if anyone has ever gauged just how well artists do as first-time photographers? After all, we already have an eye for composition. […]

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