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trafford
07-01-2012, 05:51 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2012/42757-bull_1001_nights.JPG

Our illustrator for July 2012 is Rene Bullborn in Dublin 1875, died in 1942.

He was an illustrator of childrens books and a cartoonist. He also did many costume designs for The Ballet Russe.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2012/42757-bull__rubykhan.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2012/42757-bull_prince_igor.jpg
Prince Igor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2012/42757-bull_salome.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2012/42757-bull_the_knight_and_maid.jpg

Please copy or be inspired and show us what you have done.
Links follow

trafford
07-01-2012, 05:58 AM
http://www.google.com/search?q=rene+bull&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=


http://www.theweeweb.co.uk/public/author_profile.php?id=743


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:René_Bull

Please use these links to see further images you might like.

trafford
07-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Sorry...Mr Bulls date of birth was 1872 Bad morning:(

tyree
07-02-2012, 07:31 AM
some fascinating works here..!!! good pick for the month....did he do the illustrations for the Uncle Remus and Briar Rabbit Book??? tyree

trafford
07-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Hi,Tyree....He did do Uncle Remus, but all I could find was an image of the cover.

trafford
07-02-2012, 09:36 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jul-2012/42757-rabbit.jpg

Here you go Tyree...found a rabbit in images. :heart:

tyree
07-02-2012, 12:35 PM
thats amazing....when i was a kid, dad would play the record on an old phonograph....tyree

trafford
07-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Mr Bull seemed to work in a lot different styles He shared credit with another artist for Uncle Remus, but the pen and ink drawings are his.
I also was interested In his ballet costumes. So many artists did stage sets and costumes it might be fun to do a
Thread on this some time.

azulparsnip
07-02-2012, 05:25 PM
new to me .......great feature illustrator, Janet......thanks

gakinme
07-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Thank you, Janet, for the challenge.

I did a couple here on Pentalic 70 sketchbook 5.5 x 8 inch with Uniball black pen and Daniel Smith watercolor.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jul-2012/86669-renebull01.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jul-2012/86669-renebull02.jpg

artbyjune
07-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Another interesting illustrator. I love the movement in prince Igor image.

Hi Sandra, you are off to a quick and brilliant start. Colours good and moody in the first one; and I love your pen work in the second.

azulparsnip
07-06-2012, 12:21 PM
two good ones Sandra....the movement in the first one makes me feel like I'm swooning

tyree
07-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Sandra....these are terrific....great characters..i love that first one...tyree:wave:

trafford
07-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Sandra...so nice and sketchy.

gakinme
07-14-2012, 01:54 PM
Thank you, ladies.

The background is some spilled Dr. Ph Bombay India Ink teal color that I slathered over my Academie Heavyweight 80 lb sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch. This is 1/4 of the page.

Japanese bruah pen which is drying up - black and grey. I thought about it fading and will have to redo this if I want to put it on the wall.

Uniball white gel pen.

This brush pen is the felt tip one and I wished for the figure, I used the Calligraphy brush pen instead because I already have an outline. For sketching, brushpen is better because you could control the line, but for inking, Calligraphy brush pen is better.

I've redesigned Bull's work. I don't fancy women without arms.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2012/86669-renebull03.jpg

artbyjune
07-19-2012, 08:33 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jul-2012/106623-copyBullprinceigor1a6k.jpg

Prince Igor by Bull. My version: pencil, pen and watercolours. Around 8 ins square.:wave:

trafford
07-20-2012, 10:06 AM
Wonderful lady Sandra...I like arms better too.

Great movement June...Really liked Bulls' costume design.

gakinme
07-21-2012, 10:16 AM
June, definitely a good rendition. It has flow on that one.

trafford
07-22-2012, 09:03 AM
From costumes for a ballet:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jul-2012/42757-bull_dancers.JPG

tyree
08-02-2012, 08:22 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/65063-omar.jpg finally finished.....mech pencil on sketchbook....wow,,,didnt quite know where to start on this one.....tyree:wave:

tyree
08-06-2012, 10:01 AM
june....that is a beautiful moving piece...it just flows....!!! ......janet...perfect replication of the costume and era...!!!! tyree:wave: