Drawings from Buddha, by Osamu Tezuka. Copyright by Tezuka Productions.
This analysis copyright Scott McDaniel, 2012.
The Image, Part 1
Not too long ago I started working on some drawings in which I needed to draw water, mountains, and trees in ink. For example, in Fairy Tales I tackled both up-close and mid-distance forest and trees. In Knotwork in the Skye mountains and water were the problem of the day.
While I'm not completely happy with the results, I thought I'd share some of the drawings by Osamu Tezuka that I referred to several times to try to work out doing nature with ink. All three of the main pictures I'm showing here are
While we wait for the next analysis, here's a link to a good one by Lee Moyer comparing two book covers. Before clicking through, why would you say the left one works and the right one doesn't?
Lee explains the differences on his blog, here: http://leemoyer.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/anatomy-of-a-murde
I've been quiet with the art analyses lately. The job I took at the beginning of last year leaves less time for them, but they're not all done. I've got the next couple of pieces picked out and just need the time.
In the meantime, I did an interview for Khuan Tru's site, here:
The next analysis will be of a couple of landscape drawings in Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series. After that I plan to continue the Eastern theme with *jialu (https://www.deviantart.com/jialu) jialu's gorgeous Illuminated 2: http://fav.me/d374z6i
Hi Stephanie! Good to hear from you - congratulations on having a graphic design job! I've definitely been working on things, and I'll have a table at SPX this weekend to sell prints. First time, so we'll see how that goes. You'd probably like it (Small Press Expo), so stop by if you come. It's in Bethesda.
Thanks for the welcome, comment and llama. Your Art Analysis series is very interesting and informative, it made me go back on artworks I like and wonder why I like them, why a specific part seem odd and think more about them in general. Thanks again for your time and efforts.