Archive for the ‘illustration’ Category

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Inbetweens: Howard Pyle- Master of Romance and Adventure

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle was one of the most influential illustrators who ever lived. He singlehandedly defined how we think of pirates and knights in shining armor. I’ll have more on him soon, but in the meantime, here is a gallery of his work…

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Pyle was also an educator and his students included N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Elenore Abbott, Ethel Franklin Betts, Anna Whelan Betts, Harvey Dunn, Clyde O. DeLand, Philip R. Goodwin, Violet Oakley, Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle, Olive Rush, Allen Tupper True, and Jessie Willcox Smith. David Apatoff, at his fantastic blog Illustration Art posted about an assignment Pyle gave his students to come up with an illustration for the phrase “The End”. It’s fascinating reading, and it includes the illustrations Pyle’s illustrious students came up with. Check it out… Illustration Art: Howard Pyle’s Weekly Drawing Sessions

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Illustration: Artzybasheff’s Machinalia

Artzybasheff Machinalia

In his introduction to the section titled "Machinalia" in his book As I See, Boris Artzybasheff says, "I am thrilled by machinery’s force, precision and willingness to work at any task, no matter how arduous or monotonous it may be. I would rather watch a thousand ton dredge dig a canal than see it done by a thousand spent slaves lashed into submission. I like machines."

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Making of Steel: Charging the Open Hearth

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Tapping a Heat of Steel

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Filling Ingot Molds

Artzybasheff Machinalia

The Soaking Pit

Artzybasheff Machinalia

The Blooming Pit

Artzybasheff Machinalia

The Rod Mill

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Hydraulic Press

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Stranding of Wire Rope

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Weaving of Fence Fabric

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Wire Drawing Machines

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Spring Forming Presses

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Wire Cloth Looms

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Navy’s Mark III Calculator

Artzybasheff Machinalia

Executive of the Future

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

IllustrationIllustration

This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit spotlighting Illustration.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Illustration: Ernesto Garcia Cabral (aka Chango)

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

The Greatest Cartoonist
You’ve Never Heard of Before!

Ernesto Garcia Cabral (nicknamed Chango) was one of Mexico’s greatest political cartoonists and illustrators. He studied art in Paris just before WWI, and became well known there as a cartoonist. He returned to Mexico in 1918 and quickly became one of the country’s premiere illustrators. He was known for his expressive caricatures, which illustrated the posters for Mexican film comedies throughout the forties and fifties.

Cabral is almost unknown outside of Mexico, but that is changing. A recent book, Cine Mexicano: Posters from the Golden Age 1936-1956 featured some of his best work.

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Garcia Cabral Chango

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Now for a little quiz… Which of the following lobby cards are by Cabral and which aren’t?

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

Ernesto Chango Cabral Mexican Lobby Cards

The answer is "none of the above"… These five cards were likely painted by Juan Antonio Vargas Briones… a second generation Mexican movie poster artist who was the director of publicity at the Mexican Movie Distribution company. It’s clear that Cabral’s influence was strong among movie publicity artists.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

IllustrationIllustration

This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit spotlighting Illustration.