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|