Sunday, January 22, 2012

Studying Sendak and Elliott

I´ve been studying various children´s picture book artists, trying to learn some different methods of drawing. Here I´m looking at Sendak´s classic, Where the Wild Things Are: my drawing is obviously no comparison to the original, but I learnt alot about his style of shading etc. His whole style of drawing is quite distinctive and interesting - every line is actually made up of lots of smaller lines, which is what gives it that otherworldly appearance. You can´t see it unless you look really closely at his pictures. I´ve also tried to see how he draws clouds - always a difficult one!
For the ocean, I´ve been looking at David Elliott´s book (Sydney and the Sea Monster), to try a different style of drawing waves.

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