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:


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

  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.

  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 :-)

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

  5. Absolutely beautiful. Your work is stunning!



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