Saturday, October 18, 2014

THE SKETCHBOOK OF DANIEL SCHWARTZ



Daniel Schwartz's illustrations were looser and more exploratory than the work of many of his peers.  Yet, his sketches reveal a classically trained artist with all the technical skill to create tight, representational pictures. 


 

This should not be surprising.  Often the artists who understand anatomy, perspective, light and shadow, etc. are the ones best equipped to make good use of abstraction.

I like the sensitivity of Schwartz's pencil sketches:



But he also knows how to make good use of strong, broad lines:




Schwartz's pencil sketches were often left visible in his finished illustrations and contributed important effects:

Illustration from Life Magazine story on the My Lai massacre, 1971

6 comments:

Donald Pittenger said...

David Apatoff wrote:

"Often the artists who understand anatomy, perspective, light and shadow, etc. are the ones best equipped to make good use of abstraction."

Aha!

So that's why my abstraction-painting teachers in art school didn't teach us the basics: They didn't want competition.

MORAN said...

He has a nice touch, like a combination of Burt Silverman and Bernie Fuchs.

Tom said...

Nice posts David,
I like the Lt. Callery drawing it remains of a Degas.

Totally off topic, Donald have you done a review of any of the new Audi sedans on your car design blog?

Donald Pittenger said...

Tom, off-topic: No, not yet. But I really ought to say something about the Audi grille theme & how it relates to the rest of the styling.

Now back to our regular scheduled commenting.

Tom said...

Donald
I look forward to it.
Thanks

Kalpart said...

Nice Illustration. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your work.