Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ode to J.C. Leyendecker

Last night I sketched from a portrait in one of my Leyendecker books. I have a current illustration I am really trying to match to Leyendecker's style. It is hard because he is so good and I am just at the drawing stage. I'll post it here at some point and let you decide if its even close.

Also, check out Donald Jurney's new blog. Awesome landscape artist with gorgeous compositions, colors and atmosphere. I have limited number of landscape artists who I really follow but Donald is definitely one.

8 comments:

Jess said...

wow! awesome work!

Sadami said...

Hi,David,
Oohhh, brilliant and Leyendecker style! Above all, you're so humble. I always learn lot from you.
Cheers,Sadami

Andy Christofi Illustration said...

I love your pencil drawings! The subtle stylisation is great.

Donald Jurney said...

Golly. Thanks, David.
Don't for a minute think you aren't the equal of Leydendecker. That's a very handsome drawing.

Lydie said...

Your reference to Leyendecker has caught my curiosity, I went around on google and wow! the list of future books of reference in drawing.
Now I'll have a look on your friend's link.

Mimi Cortazar said...

Nice pencil!

Katherine Curis said...

The lines in this are great, makes me want to go do some sketching!

Ken said...

Love leyendecker's work. Hope you post an update