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    Thumbs up My latest acquisitions

    My latest acquisitions

    Just got this book in along with:

    My latest acquisitions

    FRANKENSTEIN
    By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly. Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.
    Revised Edition!


    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!
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    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.

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    "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!
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    Another acquired recent purchase.

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    "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."
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    Nice, I just got a "Norman Rockwell Illustrator" for 3 dollars at a thrift store.
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    I ordered:



    - 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.
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    I've wanted a copy of that Frankenstein book for SO LONG! I am filled with righeous envy.
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    My latest acquisitions

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    "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."
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    Oh, and a book I've had for sometime.

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    I HIGHLY SUGGEST owning a copy!
    "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."
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    Last edited by OmenSpirits; August 19th, 2012 at 04:30 PM.
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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.
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    My latest acquisitions

    "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."
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