For those who wish to draw more

Who do ya love? October 14, 2006

Filed under: .India — India @ 12:26 am

Another thing I thought we might want to talk about is what artists or kinds of drawings we like.

When you think of ravishing drawings, who are the first artists who come to mind?

For me, it was Hans Holbein (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) and Mike Glier (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).


5 Responses to “Who do ya love?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I loved Mike Glier’s stuff India! I find these drawings ravishing: Rockwell Kent (1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Illustrated Moby Dick (among other things). The first copy of MD I ever read/owned has his illustrations; I can’t imagine the story without seeing them.

    Selections from Mark Simont’s NYC sketchbook: (1, 2,3,4) He illustrated James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful”O”. Two of my favorites.

    Eric Drooker (from Drooker.com): (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Another NYC boy. His two books (Flood and Blood Song) have no words; the stories are told entirely through his pictures.

    All my artists turned out to be book illustrators with ties to NYC. Hmm.

  2. India Amos Says:

    Love Kent’s whale and the drawbridge—the composition is so great—and Drooker’s Terminal City painting is very funny.

  3. saryan4now Says:

    I retain my affection, formed in adolescence, for the drawings of Mervyn Peake, both the commissioned illustrations (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Treasure Island, and on and on) and the sketches he produced of characters inhabiting his own Gormenghast trilogy. (As samples of the latter, see Cora and Clarice, Fuchsia [I and II], Steerpike [I and II], Gertrude, and Abiatha Swelter [I and II].)

    Of course, I also go for your Goya and your Hogarth and your . . .

  4. India Amos Says:

    You know, looking through those links, I realize that although I have, of course, heard of Mervyn Peake, I had never before in my life seen his drawings. Now I want to get all the books. Thanks!

  5. Sheila Ryan Says:

    My pleasure. And yours, too, I hope.

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