Montag, 5. Juli 2010

Illostribute: J.C. Leyendecker


I was recently invited to participate in an exciting new project: Toby Neighbor's blog illostribute. The idea behind this blog is as simple as it is genius:
An illustrator or artist from the past is selected. Contemporary, working illustrators are invited to choose an image of said master and create their own interpretation or copy.

I was happy to hear that the first illustrator that was chosen was J.C. Leyendecker. I am a great Leyendecker fan, he was a master at both elegance and humor. I could look at his painting for hours and study his amazing technique: the way he combines a classic painterly approach and very graphic solid color shapes give his works both the appeal of a well rendered painting and the definite impact of a graphic poster.
For more information and of course all the lovely tributes got to the illustribute post!
I took the arrow collar adds as a starting point for my tribute. Here are some sketches:



Kommentare:

  1. JC is one of my favorite artists of all time- delighted to see your tribute!

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  2. Wow, what a fabulous piece! I love the flow of the lines and shapes. The sketches are all lovely as well. You have such a great eye for geometric shapes and sleek compositions.

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  3. oh wow! Du hast großartige Arbeiten auf deinem Blog! Da weiß man gar nicht, was man am Besten finden soll?! Ich entscheide mich für...ALLE :-)

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  4. wow, this is so gorgeous! you've really captured the classiness of a leyedecker ad! <3

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. Your work is stunning!

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