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Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Cartooning: Byrnes’ Complete Guide To Cartooning Part Three

Heinrich Kley

We continue our series of posts on Gene Byrnes’ Complete Guide To Cartooning with the section on the fundamental skill that at is the root of all pictorial art…

Introduction by Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


"William Von Riegen, with his studies of figure drawing, claims that this type of exercise gives him a looseness and freedom of line that he couldn’t get in any other way. Von Riegen is an outstandingly talented young man in the field- an especially fine artist." -Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


In this section, Byrnes does a fine job of clearly showing the link between fine art and cartooning.

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


"Heinrich Kley as a pen and ink artist is in a class by himself. I know of nobody who ever had the freedom of line with a pen that could compare with Kley’s. Each of his drawings is a little masterpiece." -Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


"Roger Vernam’s animals are good examples of on the spot sketching. In his book published by Harper, entitled Drawing People For Fun, he sketches people from all walks of life." -Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


"Gordon Grant, the world renowned marine artist, whose work appears in dozens of art museums, works in oil, watercolor, and pen and ink. Whenever he has any spare time, he uses it to sketch. His sketches on the following pages were taken from his private sketchbooks and were done on a trip through Brittany. They were accomplished with a fountain pen and no preliminary pencil work." -Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning
Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


"Howard Brodie’s portrait sketches were done in Germany when he was an artist correspondent with the United States Army. His drawings of the G,I. the battle scenes, and the action that he portrayed while he was in the Army have made him famous." -Gene Byrnes

Byrnes Complete Guide To Cartooning


Byrnes Complete Guide To CartooningByrnes Complete Guide To CartooningIn his blog, Temple of the Seven Camels, Mark Kennedy has been offering sage advice to beginning animators about the value of carrying a sketchbook with you wherever you go. Make sure to read the whole series…

Carrying A Sketchbook Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four

Searle's Secret Sketchbook

…And don’t miss his posts on Ronald Searle’s Secret Sketchbook Part One and Part Two; and Ken Anderson’s Africa Sketchbook

Drawings By Heinrich KleyIf you don’t have The Drawings of Heinrich Kley in your library, get over to Amazon right away and order it. As Gene Byrnes says, no cartoonist should be without this book!

Many thanks to Marc Crisafulli and David King for sharing this great book with us.

Stephen Worth
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Newspaper ComicsNewspaper Comics
This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Newspaper Comics.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Biography: Heinrich Kley

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Heinrich Kley was born in 15 of April of 1863, in Karlsruhe, in Germany having studied in the Academy of Karlsruhe with Ferdinand Keller and immediately afterwards with Frithjob Smith in Munique. Its initial works had been illustrations, paintings of landscapes, scenes of interiors, pictures and nature-deceased, Between 1888 and 1894 it sent its pictures for expositions in Munique.
After 1908 decide to dedicate itself exclusively to the drawing ink. Its drawings had been published in satirical magazines and are characterized by subjects of the antiquity as well as of the modern industrial life, always marked for grotescs and erotics aspects. Its workmanships had been published in Simplissimus and Junged and had gotten immediate success.
Its drawings possess one character satirical few times equaled, the acidity of the content, the mobility of the line, and the expressivity of the composition makes of its work one of most representative of the satirical drawing, and even so he is not valid to place it in a restricted position as cartunist or caricaturist, we can in fact consider it as such.
The expressives qualities of the graphism of Kley as well as its mood in send the James to them Ensor, and even so its workmanship is almost that exclusively dedicated to the graphical arts, also we can point out it as a great pictorial master whose original solutions are of the interest of all the ones that if interest for visual arts.
In Brazil we have J. Carlos, a true master of the line and that, little recognized in the exterior the category of one of the great graphical masters of century XX can be transported, and that as Kley also it possesss interesting graphical solutions for all.
Heinrich Kley after the decade of twenty if consecrated the advertising and produces incessantly until its disappearence in 1945 (probably), its drawings possesss graphical characteristics that had been lost practically nowadays, to a large extent due to the easy linearism searched by the graphical artists.

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