Monday, June 12, 2023

Shape Language for drawings

 This almost seems like David Finch giving away the secret of why his drawings look the way they do. I remember when I was revisiting a particular Fafhrd painting a while back it bothered me that the simple curves everywhere made it look feminine and soft, so I squared it all up, which helped. I found a sort of compromise between the harder straight lines and the softer curves, but this is a much more advanced approach. Definitely worth playing around with. 

He pays tribute to the drawings of Jeffrey Watts at one point.  Proko did the same in a recent video too. Makes sense—Jeff is an amazing draftsman and teacher. 

In places Finch's "Line of beauty" becomes Bridgman's "Line with a hook on it."

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