Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pin-Ups by Earl MacPherson - Artist's Sketch Pad

  


Earl MacPherson joined the staff of Brown and Bigelow the calendar publishers in 1942 and then went on to create his signature Artist's Sketch Pad Calendar in 1943. The drawings featured a main image and smaller sketches of the same model, showing the work that went into creating the main image including preliminary sketches and alternate views.  More biographical information at The Pinup Files.


A photo of Earl MacPherson and a model from Buestenschnitzer blog.

 

Link to past auction results at Artnet France, original drawing for the above Artist's Sketch Pad from Artnet.


 1943 Earl MacPherson Artist Sketch Pad Calendar from Dortch Military Sales.

Link to additional images at Pinup Mania.





In 1952 he created a similar calendar for  Shaw-Barton titled Studio Secrets the Earl MacPherson Sketchbook for 1952. This one sold on the website Hake's Americana and Collectibles.

He was an accomplished photographer who often worked from his photographs of models. and example is shown at The Art of The Pin Up.



Earl MacPherson: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups (Vignettes) How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls: Step-by-step art instruction with a vintage touch (Walter Foster Collectibles)

Earl MacPherson: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups (Vignettes)

How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls: Step-by-step art instruction with a vintage touch (Walter Foster Collectibles)

Pin-Up Art: How to Draw and Paint Beautiful Girls (Walter T. Foster "How to Draw Books", 50).

Memoirs of Earl MacPherson the King of Pin-Up Art

Earl MacPherson - July Life Studies - "Not all pin-up artists have to go to art school."

Individual prints are for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.



Earl MacPhersin: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups


Pin-Up Nudes (Artist Archives) (Artist Archieves) Pin-Up Nudes II (Artist Archives)

Pin-Up Nudes (Artist Archives) (Artist Archives)
Pin-Up Nudes II (Artist Archives)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vilhelm Hammershøi - Figure Paintings

Vilhelm Hammershøi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1864. He died in 1916. His paintings are admired for their understated domestic themes and muted tones. He also painted some figures. Those are shown here.
He has been the subject of a revival in the last decade with exhibitions in many European cities.

Biography at Wikipedia.

This oil on canvas by Vilhelm Hammershøi sold online at Live Auctioneers.

Link to the first German exhibition at the Hamburger Hunsthalle.

Link to the British exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts.


Two standing nudes one from Paul Vads book and one attributed to Hammershoi, from kunstnyt.dk.

 
Femme nébuleuse - 1909 from Arthemisia, female figure from The David Collection.


More images at the blog inspire me please.

Vilhelm Hammershoi 1864-1916: Danish Painter of Solitude and Light (Guggenheim Museum Publications) Vilhelm Hammershoi: and Danish Art at the Turn of the Century

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cliff Young - Figure Drawing Without a Model

Figure Drawing Without a Model by Cliff Young was published in 1946 by Art for All which also published books by Charles X. Carlson and Arthur Zaidenberg.

Cliff Young was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York. He studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the Grand Central School of Art , the Art Institute of Chicago the National Academy of Design, Carnegie Institute and the Art Students League of New York.




  

Figure Drawing Without A Model cover, the Figure divided into eight parts, the figure in perspective.

  

The figure modeled in top light, how to construct a head, clothing and drapery on the figure.

He lectured at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Central Park School in New York and the Grand Central School of Art in New York and worked as a story and advertising illustrator.
During World War II he and Steve Brodie illustrated the Green Arrow for DC Comics.


Green Arrow from AskArt, Green Arrow from Golden Age of DC Comics.

Like many other self employed artists of the time he produced this figure drawing book and another titled Drawing Drapery from Head to Toe. Figure Drawing Without a Model is out of print and hard to find but still under copyright. I would like to republish it but don't know how to contact the copyright holders, if anyone knows how to I would like to hear about it.

'Drawing Drapery from Head to Toe  Pencil, Ink and Charcoal Drawing Drawing The Figure From Top To Toe by Arthur Zaidenberg 1966 1st Edition


Pencil, Ink and Charcoal Drawing by Charles X. Carlson


Drawing the Human Figure Life class: studying the nude


Body in art, by Alexander Paal; with twenty-four studies sketched and analyzed by Arthur Zaidenberg and another copy and another copy.

Body in Art by Alexander Paal and Arthur Zaidenberg at Abebooks.com.

The Art of Drawing Women - A Gallery of Life Figures

Related Books:

The Art Students League of New York: A History Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons & Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing (The Art Students League of New York) The Art Students League of New York: Winter Season, 1933-1934

The Art Students League of New York: A History

Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons & Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing (The Art Students 

The Art Students League of New York: Winter Season, 1933-1934

Art Students League of New York 125th Anniversary Edition 2000-2001League of New York)

YEARS OF ART: The story of the Art Students League of New York

Draw from Your Head: A Step-by-Step System for Drawing the Human Figure Without a Model


Figure Drawing Without A Model How to Draw the Human Figure (Famous Artists School: Step-By-Step Method) Figure Drawing Workshop Life Drawing: Perception and Practice

Figure Drawing Without A Model

How to Draw the Human Figure (Famous Artists School: Step-By-Step Method)

Figure Drawing Workshop

Draw from Your Head: A Step-by-Step System for Drawing the Human Figure Without a Model

Life Drawing: Perception and Practice

Life Drawing Life: On Seeing/Drawing the Human

Cliff Young published a loose leaf book titled Architectural Figure Construction, copyright November 23, 1966.

He taught at the New York Phoenix Schools of Design 1971-1973, link to a faculty list.

Anatomy for the Artist (How to Draw)Anatomy For The Artist The Dynamics Of The Human Form

Related e-book:
Line of Action - Drawing from the Model - Creatively
Clothing the Figure Drawing
The Glamour Girl



Figure Drawing Without a Model by Cliff Young at Amazon.com Solid and intact, 3 marks and name on front cover with light wear, Cliff Young "appears" to have signed the last page, money back guarantee!

Figure Drawing Without a Model 2 more copies for Sale at Amazon the 1946 rare BIBLE of the art of drawing nude figures without a live model...."house of little books" publisher in NY....a 48 page large fornat paper back manual with great line drawings with directions from the master...
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