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July 20th, 2009 #1
My latest acquisitions
Just got this book in along with:
By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly. Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.
Gil: His paintings are great!
Bernie: Had to have popped a vessel to get that much detail in those pages!
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Wow - the Frankenstein in particular!
July 23rd, 2009 #3
There was another Elvgren book published a few years ago that included a lot of his reference photography, which was great because you could see how much he idealized his models.
And if you like Wrightson's Frankenstein, check out Franklin Booth.
July 23rd, 2009 #4
"An artist for the ages, Franklin Booth, born 1874, was a product of his time. Isolated on an Indiana farm and determined to be an artist, he studied what he saw on the pages of Scribner's, Harpers and the other illustrated magazines of the day. What he saw, and what there was to see, were wood-engraved images. Photographic reproduction was in its infancy and was used primarily for halftones of paintings. After all, everyone knew how to reproduce pen & ink work: you engraved it on wood.
Franklin Booth - Good Housekeeping poem Booth, not knowing that the line and even the "feel" of the image was a product of the engraver, copied what he saw using pen on paper. By the turn of the century, when Booth was embarking on his incredible career, the technology had advanced enough so that his pen work could be reproduced as he crafted it. His style was an amazing amalgam of antique appeal and awesome artistry. Soaring, majestic scenes were crafted with thousands of lines, each placed in the precise position with respect to its neighbor to provide just the right density and shade."
Now THAT artist had TRUE drive!"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
June 22nd, 2010 #5
Another acquired recent purchase.
"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
June 22nd, 2010 #6
Nice, I just got a "Norman Rockwell Illustrator" for 3 dollars at a thrift store.
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June 22nd, 2010 #7
- Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic (Hardcover)
-The Art of Blade of the Immortal (HC)
- And I'm waiting for the Frazetta Testament book, I recently got Icon and Testament.
- A bunch of comic books like Nextwave: agents of H.A.T.E. , don't know much about the premise, but the writing got good reviews and I've become a big Stuart Immonen fan, so this was a nice find for me.
-I'm also reading indy/autobiography/graphic novel : "How I made it to eighteen" by Stacy White. I'm a bit of a sucker for these kind of books. Pretty crude drawings, but I suppose they serve their function of telling the story.My Self-Portraits
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Express a mental opinion about something you are sensitive to in life around you. There is a profound difference between sensitivity and sentimentality."
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June 22nd, 2010 #8
I've wanted a copy of that Frankenstein book for SO LONG! I am filled with righeous envy.The Nezumi Works Sketchbook - Now in progress
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September 29th, 2010 #9
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September 29th, 2010 #10
Oh, and a book I've had for sometime.
I HIGHLY SUGGEST owning a copy!-John Huston, Director
November 22nd, 2010 #11
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My professor showed me the Frankenstein one day in class apparently that completely burnt Bernie out. He put everything he had into that book it is truly amazing.
February 23rd, 2011 #13
-John Huston, Director
April 11th, 2011 #14
I was suprised when I got this book. The seller didn't say which phil noto book it was, but it was the one I was searching for, and for UNDER $200 bucks!
SSSSCORE!-John Huston, Director
April 11th, 2011 #15
Ooh, I didn't notice the Gruau book before... I. WANT. THAT. Please tell me it's still in print...
By the way, I recently bought this, you might dig it - big fat book with oodles and oodles of Wiener Werkstatte postcards: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Pos...518?x=46221104
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