wilhelm m.busch 34

27 08 2013

JOHANNA SPYRI, 1827 – 1901, was a swiss author of children stories. probably her best known book is HEIDI, what some of you might remember as a japanese ANIME series – HEIDI, GIRL OF THE ALPS, produced in 1974. the series was directed by ISAO TAKAHATA and – HAYAO MIYAZAKI did the scene design and the layout!
WILHELM M.BUSCH illustrated in 1948 a collection of 6 stories by johanna spyri- AUF BERGESHOEHEN -, HEIDI AUF DER ALP was one of them. the illustrations are all drawn in pen and ink, but you can still see the influence of the woodcut technique, wilhelm busch concentrated on for a while during his studies.

busch spyri a
busch spyri b
busch-spyri c

© wilhelm m.busch / buchdienstverlag w.schmidt




4 responses

27 08 2013
Andreas Deja

Absolutely incredible!!
Thank you so much for posting these
insane illustrations!

27 08 2013
Andrei Posea

where they made by tracing a pencil drawing? ’cause the outline of the objects and the characters is too “clean”. I believe is too uncommon to make such a drawing directly, without any “previous guidance”. Anyway, they are an example of what we call a giant drawing work, and they are beautiful.

from hans –
unfortunately we can’t ask wilhelm m.busch anymore, and I haven’t seen any originals from that period of time. but I am sure there were rough
pencil sketches before the final pen and ink drawing.

27 08 2013

He has really sensitive line works in portraying the depth in all these illustrations. Beautiful :o///o

28 08 2013

Thanks for sharing. Always impressive.

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