JOE CIARDIELLO'S FISTFUL OF DRAWINGS

JOE CIARDIELLO'S FISTFUL OF DRAWINGS

I've previously written of my admiration for the art of Joe Ciardiello . Ciardiello achieves drama in his drawings by balancing extremes....

ADDING THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING

Over the years countless illustrators have been tasked with making countless illustrations of a woman sitting in a chair. For example,...

 
 
 
BRIGGS DRAWS LITTLE GIRLS

BRIGGS DRAWS LITTLE GIRLS

[The forthcoming book about the art of Austin Briggs, from Auad Publishing, is now at the printer. Unfortunately, there was not enough...

A NOVEL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE OLD MASTERS

A NOVEL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE OLD MASTERS

The creative team of Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton have combined their talents to give us "a novel way to experience the old masters." They...

 
 
 
WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

WHAT DO THESE 70 ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE IN COMMON?

Dean Cornwell Skidmore James Montgomery Flagg Pruett Carter Gruger Harrison Fisher Charles Mitchell Richard Flanagan Answer: they were...

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 60

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 60

I love C.F. Payne 's drawing of the great illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson. One reason Payne draws so damn well is that he draws insatiably....

 
 
 
MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950s WOMEN'S HAIR

MUSEUM OF ABSTRACT ART AND 1950S WOMEN'S HAIR

In the 1950s abstract expressionism was in full flower. American magazine illustrations, on the other hand, remained fairly tight and...

LOOKING AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES

LOOKING AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES

Before he became an illustrator, Harold Von Schmidt was a cowboy. He loved the old west: "I had a chance to be with the Indians, to...

 
 
 

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 59

I love this drawing by the great Austin Briggs: I love its marvelous, fresh take on the running figure, partially obscured by the design...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

 
 
 
NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

NEW BOOK: THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION

The art of illustration has conquered many forms of stigma on the bumpy road to legitimacy. It was once faulted as "too commercial"...

LINDSEY LIVELY

LINDSEY LIVELY

I recently made some unkind remarks about portraits in the New York Times Magazine. I asked, "Is there a shortage of under employed,...

 
 
 
SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

SELLING CARS IN BLACK AND WHITE

For many years car manufacturers hired illustrators to paint photo-realistic pictures of cars in brilliant, eye-catching colors. by...

WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

WHY ARE THESE ILLUSTRATIONS SO BAD?

Many people who saw the New York Times Magazine last week asked themselves this question privately. Here at the Illustration Art blog,...

 
 
 
ART WORTHY OF 2,527,000 EXTRA YEARS

ART WORTHY OF 2,527,000 EXTRA YEARS

The year 2018 gave us important discoveries about the origins of art. Archaeologists have known for some time that our ancestors developed...

GEORGE LICHTY

GEORGE LICHTY

George Lichty is an important data point for those trying to chart the line between loose drawing and drawing like a careless slob. Not...

 
 
 
JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

There's plenty to admire about John Kascht 's caricature of Keith Richards. I like the way Kascht seized control of the shape of the...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style... One current comic artist who draws sharp as a razor is...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style: Stan Drake. Like Alex Raymond, Stan Drake drew pretty pictures...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

This is my final example of an artist who drew in what might be called a slick, polished manner: Leonard Starr. Like other artists...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Late Night Snack,still life,cantaloupe,wine bottle,Barbara Haviland

Late Night Snack,still life,cantaloupe,wine bottle,Barbara Haviland

Cantaloupe,Apple,Grapes,Wine Bottle, "Late Night Snack" Posted on 5/24/2019 5:02:25 AM By Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist Comment on this © Barbara HavilandStill... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Art Painting “The Land of Joy“ by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Art Painting “The Land of Joy“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Inspired and created in my online class, this imaginary landscape reverberates with rich deep colors. The mountains are based on the Jemez Mountains in NM. It is painted on a... Read more ...

Kontich City Hall / plusoffice architects

Kontich City Hall / plusoffice architects

© Dennis De Smet Architects: plusoffice architects Location: 2550 Kontich, Belgium Category: Extension Design Team: Util, RCR, D2S Area: 5250.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Abstract Flower Art Painting, Contemporary Art, Music Art, Mixed Media...

Abstract Flower Art Painting, Contemporary Art, Music Art, Mixed Media Floral “Lilac Time Serenade” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

Abstract, whimsical, colorful, contemporary floral multimedia painting. FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 20"x16"x1/8" Mixed Media on Canson Art Board/Available Read more ...

Ancillary Dwelling / Crump Architects

Ancillary Dwelling / Crump Architects

© Matt Sansom Architects: Crump Architects Location: Hobart, Australia Category: Houses Lead Architect: Nathan Crump Area: 89.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Matt Sansom Read more ...

ORIGINALFRESH / Drawing Architecture Studio

ORIGINALFRESH / Drawing Architecture Studio

© Hongyue Wang, Wenhui Lu Architects: Drawing Architecture Studio Location: Beijing, China Category: Coffee Shop Design Team: Han Li, Yan Hu, Xintong Zhang, Hequn Guo Area... Read more ...

A Great Small Apartment in Tel-Aviv / Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design...

A Great Small Apartment in Tel-Aviv / Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design studio

© Oded Smadar Architects: Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design studio Location: Jaffa C South, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Category: Apartment interiors Area: 36.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Sam's Creek House / Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

Sam's Creek House / Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

© Ty Cole Architects: Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects Location: Bridgehampton, United States Category: Sustainability Interior Designer: Rachel Laxer Interiors Project... Read more ...

Springbrook Glory..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Springbrook Glory..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Springbrook Glory is an unframed watercolor on a Crescent Watercolor Board. I started this one yesterday and finally finished it today.See below for stages of this piece. 15” x... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Art Painting “The Land of Joy“ by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Art Painting “The Land of Joy“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Inspired and created in my online class, this imaginary landscape reverberates with rich deep colors. The mountains are based on the Jemez Mountains in NM. It is painted on a... Read more ...