Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brush n' Ink

Here's an old piece I did using Sepia ink and black ink applied with a brush. I really admire the artists of the past who could draw the hell out of everything in the classic style. It seems that the skills to draw this way is a dying art, but I truly love this style and learn a great deal emulating it. There is a completeness to the draftsmanship that a lot art nowadays tends to skip over in favor of a lot of "tricks". Go back and look at the guys from the Famous Artist drawing books, like Albert Dorne, Robert Fawcett, Harold VonSchmidt, Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell, and of course, J.C. Leyendecker. Studying these guys can help give your work much more authority than just copying the "hottest" artist of the moment.