A Sketchy Past has 59 ratings and 5 reviews. Parka said: (More pictures at )A hare is praying. Behind it, a wide grinning nun closes. This blog keeps on up on Peter de Sève’s latest works. He is best known for his New Yorker covers and animation characters such as Scrat from the Ice Age film . : A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Seve () by Peter de Seve and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Sève by Peter de Sève

Add to want list. You can read about his schooling years, his childhood heroes — Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy — or how he built his own studio and the type of books that fill his shelves, or his relationship with people he work with.

Jonathan Evans rated it it was amazing Mar 22, A reminder that success in what you do doesn’t just happen to you. More pictures at parkablogs.

While I truly do understand the desire for tips and shortcuts and secret recipes, they simply don’t exist. The illustrations are gloriously reproduced on thick low gloss paper, making the book slightly hefty.

Despite the fact that it has produced some of the most successful animated films of all time the Ice Age franchise, Robots, Horton Hears a Who and RioBlue Sky Studios has toiled in relative anonymity compared to it’s giant cousins, Pixar, Dreamworks and Disney.

I have always loved drawings that reveal that process. So here’s a sketch, “Brought Low” because to quote Dylan, “the first one now will later be last”. This book is heavy and full of awesomeness, especially now that I know the artist is color blind.


Dobson, like a few other characters I designed for this film, ended skeetchy having a non speaking part. He showed the creative process in the book by comparing the draft and the finished work. Kaye rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Wednesday, November 2, Not so intelligent thhe.

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I am not saying that one night of drawing the figure repaired things for me entirely, but it was refreshing to use a different part of the brain again– the one that observes rather than the one that imagines. This time I didn’t resist at all.

I’m certain if she were to see this drawing, it would be no exception. As I groped to find my own style and fought the temptation to render things to a rigor mortis finish, his illustrations were always a reminder to me of the beauty in errant lines; the ones you have to put down on the page while you search for your subject.

And now, with a massive show in Los Angeles, we can all get to see how very deep those waters run. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

The imagery that springs from his pen marries colorful personalities with expert storytelling, and wild flights of imagination with a masterly drawing technique that harkens back to a bygone era of impeccable draftsmanship and craft. Wednesday, August 10, Wallflower.

A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Sève

You can see it in Kley and Rowlandson in their finished work and of course in Daumier’s ,but you will find it in just about everyone’s preliminary drawings. I think you will be dazzled by it and hopefully emboldened, too.

Roxann rated it it was amazing Mar 30, My sister, Paula, had loved Tolkien’s books ferociously and from time to time would try to get me to draw an accurate sketcny. Our Day return guarantee still applies.


Re creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Thursday, September 15, Ms. By the way, before running out to see the film, first do yourself a favor and get the original story written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.

Check out their website here and take a look at the fabulous roster of artists they wrangled to appear in the book. Monday, December 26, Deep Reading.

I hope it won’t seem too egotistical to say that I get a fair amount of correspondence from artists, young and sometimes not so young, who struggle with their work and come to me for advice. It’s not much, but it does mean I don’t have to post anything for another week, and that’s good enough for me!

A Sketchy Past, The Art of Peter De Sève

It’s filled with lots of nice details. And finally, if you want to learn more about George Melies and the restoration of a recently rediscovered color print of Melie’s “A Trip to the Moon” take a look at Serge Bromberg’s fascinating documentary, The Extraordinary Voyage.

As it happens, my “Hip Hops” piece from the previous post was accepted as the cover of the Food Issue which unfortunately was scheduled to appear the only week this one could have run. They will appear on new paperback editions being published by Random House sometime next year. Friday, September 23, John Kascht. He was referred to only once in the history of the franchise.