Bye, Jean. It’s time to move on.


More Moebius

Trying to learn something about the use of line to show form. From a total master. Jean Giraud (Moebius). He was the real thing in european comic. For a big while everyone wanted to be like Moebius.

Daniel Vierge. Study.

Now is time for a fellow countryman and illustration pioneer, Daniel Vierge (1851-1904).

It’s interesting how he broke the line when the subject hasn’t a clear shape. He also breaks contour lines sometimes letting work the eye and mind of the viewer to create the form.

Three examples and my study. At first I was only interested in the big wicker basket but then I almost did the entire figure.

At least I know what I’m doing wrong

You don’t know how hard is to post any of my drawings.
I know I’m far of being good. This is not a “hey, look at my art” type of blog.

The theme of this blog is “Art is difficult but you can learn”. Ok, probably there are some other themes. “There is not such a thig like natural talent” or “Art don’t come from a little genius who lives along with the fortunate artist” or “Please, appreciate the work of real artists. You don’t know how it takes to be a decent artist”.

So, here I post the result of my last studies. I´m trying to learn how to use line and just line to explain a face or any other thing.
I´m carefully copying the work of Dana Gibson and then trying to do my own portraits-illustrations using similar techniques.

And I know what I´m doing wrong:

There are, still, some problems with proportions (it doesn’t come naturaly and I still need carefull measurement).

Hair. I think that my problem with hair has something to do with media…Im using a 01 Pigma Micron felt pen. My reference artist (Dana Gibson) used fountain pens and some kind of brush. Whith pen markers I don’t have control of line properties.

Little stupid things (esasy to correct). Some information can be suggested there is no need to put lines for everything. The observer’s mind is a good ally and ussualy can place thigns that the artist did not place (Compare the teeth in both drawings)