I follow Maria Popova’s blog The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) and receive her newsletter every Sunday. Like all email newsletters, I don’t read every issue, but this one linked to a wonderful post on different illustators’ interpretations of Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
I share it with you!
Here you’ll find
- Edward Gory
- Maurice Sendak
- Lizbeth Zwerger
- Wanda Gág
- Shaun Tan
- David Hockney
- Andrea Dezsö
- Sybille Schenker
- Lorenzo Mattotti (who was my personal fave in the article)
I appreciate Maria’s articles, she provides so many related ideas woven together.
Just some stupid sketching around home.
Liza Donnelley is an award-winning cartoonist and the author of Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons
Not everything has to perfect, these are some quick sketches watching “Anne With An E” with my mother in law, who is a fan of the show.
Inktober 2021 Day 2 did not go so well, so here is an unfinished drawing from last year’s Inktober. #inktober2021 #inktober
First day of Inktober 2021. Another random magazine photo, trying to do some contour shading. Forgive me, its been a while. But, then again, this is what inktober is all about, gettin’ out there. With… drawing magazine photos? #inktober
Life drawing from November 26, 2004.
Subway sketch from April 12, 2004. People are reading books, not looking at their phones. So strange.
Random subway sketch from 2004 of another passenger doing his crossword.
Day 3 of Inktober
Day 2 of Inktober, another random portrait from a found booklet.
Day 1 of Inktober, a self portrait in pencil. I’m cheating, this one is from July.
A found sketch from a 2004 ‘sketchcrawl’ where we wandered onto the end of that year’s Santa Claus Day Parade, sketching madly as the marching bands began to dissipate. It was so much fun, I should try this again some time, even make this a regular thing.
Found this blind contour subway sketch on the back of some work documents from 2005 while cleaning the basement last week.