Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Hogarth

Here's a couple more of my copies of Burne Hogarth's figure drawings. I won't stop till I've gotten the style, and knowledge of anatomy, well-learned. There are plenty of examples in the book.
Hogarth's women aren't as good as his men. His women are either cartoony voluptuous or stiff like dress dummies. His males are full of burly action and Michelangelesque contortions.
His figure drawing work somehow reminds me of the Gay art of "Tom of Finland." (Warning: explicit content.) It's not only the heavy pencil work but the exaggerated male muscles, though Hogarth for the sake of artistic decency doesn't include the "business" of his nude male figures. 

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