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trafford
09-01-2012, 06:50 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_self_portrait.jpg

While I'm looking for new children's illustrators I thought it would be nice to revisit one of the best: ARTHUR RACKHAM 1867-1939

Mr Rackham must have illustrated most of the fairy tales and children's books plus many other paintings and drawings.

Here are a few examples that you can copy or be inspired by. I will also post links to his life and other images you can use.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_meeting_oberon.jpg
Meeting Oberon

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_alice.jpg
Alice in Wonderland

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_animals.JPG

trafford
09-01-2012, 06:58 AM
Here are a few more Rackham illustrations:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_fairy_orchestra.jpg
Fairy Orchestra

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_hansel_and_gretal.JPG
Hansel and Gretel

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2012/42757-rackham2_witches_sabbath.JPG
Witches Sabbath

trafford
09-01-2012, 07:03 AM
Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rackham


http://www.google.com/search?q=arthur+rackham&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnsob&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lMhAUN2HAYK16AG6-YHIAw&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1028&bih=847


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vtgef5aSyE

Have a good time re-discovering this artist.

artbyjune
09-03-2012, 01:35 PM
Oh yes. Wonderful. I do like Arthur Rackham's artwork.

tyree
09-03-2012, 08:11 PM
this is right up my alley.....fun fun....!!!! tyree:D

tyree
09-19-2012, 09:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2012/65063-goblin.jpg well, i finally got one finished.....pencil w/ a touch of saturation !!!! now im going to start another one, hope it doesnt take this long, as it did this one.....tyree:wave:

tyree
09-21-2012, 07:16 AM
guess he was too ghoulish for everyone:D by the way where is everyone????? tyree

trafford
09-21-2012, 10:24 AM
I'm here...I'm here! Just can't seem to get started this month,,,have to get with it. Like your little ghoulish guy,,,you do great with a pencil. :clap:

Everyone must be enjoying the cool weather and ignoring us....Come back wherever you are,:cool:

artbyjune
09-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Great illustration Tyree. I particularly love the work on his leggings/boots...and also the expression on his face is delightful!

Like Janet, I am a bit behind with this project. Hope to get to it next week.

InkyEss
09-24-2012, 02:42 PM
Back from holiday in Paris, so late coming to this. Love Arthur Rackham so hope to have a go at something soon. :thumbsup:

InkyEss
09-24-2012, 02:44 PM
Nice work with the pencil, Tyree, he's a great little guy. :clap:

tyree
09-25-2012, 07:32 AM
thanks everyone for kind comments....im working on another one now!!! tyree:wave:

trafford
09-25-2012, 08:23 AM
Holiday in Paris! Lucky you to be closer to this beautiful city. I would be there every weekend. Well, probably not. I can't even get from Boston to New york City. Glad you are back.
Tyree I am going to do a Rackham today...before I even do the dishes or make the bed. Cheers!

artbyjune
09-25-2012, 10:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2012/106623-rackhambirds1a6k.jpg


Managed to do a couple of birds from A. Rackham, Rip van Winkle illustration this morning. Maybe I will get around to the full image later. This one is on a scrap of paper, 6 ins sq., and is pen and watercolours.:wink2:

trafford
09-25-2012, 11:23 AM
Love these guys, June and the way they are drawn.
Here are The Spratts...Jack and wife:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2012/42757-the_spratts.jpg

tyree
09-25-2012, 12:37 PM
june....wonderful pen work,,,,i love the eyes of the one on the right!!!! janet...love the looming shadows over them, and their smug little faces....these are great you all!!!!! tyree:wave: :clap: :clap: :clap:

artbyjune
09-28-2012, 03:53 AM
Hi Janet. I love the way you've caught their characters, especially jack Spratt. And the looming shadows are terrific for atmosphere!

I ordered a pen nib set this morning to experiment more with pen & ink! Getting carried away with this medium.

Looking forward to seeing more Rackham copies from you all, if time permits!!

tyree
09-28-2012, 07:24 AM
im about half way done on the other one i started.....Raclkam has so many things i would like to try drawing....tyree:wave:

tyree
09-30-2012, 10:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2012/65063-rapazanal.jpg last day to post another Rackham.....again this was with pencil on smooth bristol.....there is one more I would love to do, but Septs gone....tyree:wave:

trafford
10-01-2012, 06:22 AM
This illustration is lovely Tyree. Please keep posting. The projects are open ended and I would love to see more. Arthur Rackham is worth more time to post. :heart:

artbyjune
10-01-2012, 07:37 AM
Tyree, your drawing is lovely. I don't often use bristol as its expensive and I forget to use it!! But it produces excellent darks as shown in your illustration. Rackham ladies are indeed beauties. As Janet said, you can keep posting in any of the projects after the month.

tyree
10-01-2012, 09:20 AM
thanks for the lovely compliments,,,,and telling me that I can post more of Rackham's!!!!!:smug: :D :wave:

gakinme
12-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Susan, your pieces all capture so well the spirit of Rackham. I too am entranced by his delicate illustrations, not too grotesque and yet very engaging.

Jane, lovely color playoff. What a color!! And such details.

I bought 3 of his books and went to the library to borrow a lot more and I'm studying him a bit more.


Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencil and wash and Sakura Koi watercolor.
Pen work.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2012/86669-rackham01.jpg

Koh I Noor 6B woodless pencil
Faber castell albrecht durer watercolor pencil

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2012/86669-rackham02.jpg

This is my girl and her pet but after his work.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2012/86669-gp05.jpg

tyree
12-04-2012, 12:50 PM
sandra.....these are wonderful,,,i love the little guy in the first one sneaking up on the flute player!!!! tyree:wave:

gakinme
12-04-2012, 02:14 PM
Thank you, Susan. I like everyone of yours too.

Here's more.

For the first time, I have a headache trying to copy something today. I guess I was too serious in trying to learn every small minute stroke from him on the pirate. But the rest are all very fun. Very elegant way he did these linked up drawings. Something worth learning from.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2012/86669-rackham03.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2012/86669-rackham04.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2012/86669-rackham05.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2012/86669-rackham06.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2012/86669-rackham07.jpg

gakinme
12-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Here's the girl and the pig, my story, following closely Rackham's style.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2012/86669-gp-06_small.jpg

artbyjune
12-06-2012, 11:54 AM
I love the 'glee' in those illustrations, Sandra.

tyree
12-06-2012, 12:44 PM
sandra......your characters are wonderful, lively, and cute....great sketches.....tyree!!!!:wave:

gakinme
12-09-2012, 08:09 AM
Thank you, Susan.

I did these two from cut watercolor paper of strathmore.

ATC size of Rackham's illustrations - I want to do a full range and pass them to my kids as bookmarks.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2012/86669-rack_ATC_golden_cup.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2012/86669-rackATC_levaiathan.jpg

In the end, I went and bought real ATC cards. Cutting is too tedious.

trafford
12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Sketches are great Sandra...love the loose style. Arthur Rackham is our favorite illustrator, I think. You do Rackham, but in your own way. Neat!

gakinme
12-11-2012, 06:30 AM
Right side is Rackham's copy.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2012/86669-elephants.jpg


This one is Prismacolor pencil and Sharpie ultra fine marker on Bristol Vellum ATC rackham's work.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2012/86669-rackham_ATC_02.jpg

artbyjune
12-11-2012, 07:20 AM
Hi Sandra, I love the sea monster.

Rackham's work is wonderful. I am going to search for a book on this artist.

tyree
12-11-2012, 12:40 PM
these are fabulous Sandra, his work is right up your alley!!!! I would love to find a book too on his work....tyree:wave:

artbyjune
12-11-2012, 01:55 PM
There are a few books on Rackham's work on Amazon so I ordered one.



The reviews seem good so I am looking forward to seeing it IRL.

artbyjune
12-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Arthur Rackham: a life with illustration. By James Hamilton.

trafford
12-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Dover publications has books on practically all the illustrators we've looked at.
Nice drawings Sandra.
My fingersstill are red and sore but beginning to mend.

gakinme
12-12-2012, 06:04 PM
Hope your fingers will mend soon, Janet.

I did buy the 3 dover books on Rackham. The library should also have some children's books with plates in them too if you search around.

tyree
12-27-2012, 12:34 PM
i have two drawings that im just about ready to post....finally:lol: :eek: tyree

tyree
01-09-2015, 07:09 AM
im ready to try another Rackham....I had to search for this thread:evil: :D ,,,I do love his work!!! tyree