• ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 64

    One year ago - By Illustration Art

    I really like this whisper of a drawing by illustrator Henry McCarter (1866-1942).
    To convey the enormity of the sky and the prairie, McCarter uses one of the most powerful drawing tools: restraint.
    White space is a scarce commodity these days, due to the limited budgets of publishers and the excessive vanity of artists. Many might try a muscular approach to express the grandeur of the sky and the immensity of the land. They might start with a heroic profile of a pioneer scanning the remote horizon, or begin drawing the hairs on his coonskin cap.
    But the vast majority of this drawing is...
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