sketchbook update

21 10 2014

sketch 122aa

my sketchbook is finished and will be available very soon.





edouard-leon cortes 1

20 10 2014

over the past years I have posted several articles about the PAINTERS OF PARIS, LUIGI LOIR ( 1845 – 1916 ), JEAN BERAUD ( 1849 – 1936 ), EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE ( 1854 – 1941 ), EDOUARD-LEON CORTES ( 1882 – 1969 ) and ANTOINE BLANCHARD, ( 1910 – 1988 ), and the genre PARISIANISM. here now is the first part of a series about EDOUARD-LEON CORTES, and his beautiful paris city views.

E.L.Cortes comp 1
E.L.Cortes comp 4
E.L.Cortes comp 5
E.L.Cortes comp 3
E.L.Cortes comp 2

© edouard-leon cortes





wilhelm m.busch 36

18 10 2014

the illustrations below are from the 1955 published novel TANZPAUSE (dance break), written by VICKY BAUM and illustrated by WILHELM M.BUSCH. I am posting all 12 illustrations in a bigger size, so you can see the incredible quality of BUSCH’s artworks, all done in pencil. he creates such an atmosphere in these simple line drawings, captures moments in a way a photograph could never do. BUSCH never used any photographic reference, but he usually studied and sketched situations of his daily life, especially in the circus or during his lectures at the art academy. when you take a closer look, you can see the rough basic composition lines. the final drawing looks so effortless written down. whenever I look at his work I am speechless and in awe.

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© wilhelm m.busch / bertelsmann verlag





mulan findings 9

17 10 2014

the first pen+ink style sketches for disney’s MULAN and their color versions.

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mulan 1.color designs

© disney enterprises, inc.