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trafford
03-01-2013, 11:40 AM
An illustrator for grown ups:

AUBREY BEARDSLEY - 1872-1898

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley_portrait.jpg

Influenced by Japanese Woodcuts, his black and white pen drawings were, in some cases, very intricate and sometimes very erotic. He was a contributor of Art Nouveau.

He died very young. Only 25 years of age.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley_pears.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley_art.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley_tristan.jpg

trafford
03-01-2013, 11:45 AM
More Beardsley:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley_trees

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2013/42757-beardsley.jpg

and some links:

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

http://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=aubrey+beardsley&v_t=comsearch51-ac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiAx6j3sWZ4

Please copy or be inspired by. There are many more images in the links.

tyree
03-04-2013, 06:07 AM
arent these wonderful, loved to try that Venus....tyree:clap:

brianvds
03-04-2013, 01:17 PM
Well, I completed a little Beardsley thing. The ink has to dry, and I'll need daylight in which to photograph it, so it will have to wait. But watch this space!

brianvds
03-05-2013, 09:24 AM
And here it is, a portrait of Beardsley in the style of Beardsley. Well, sort of...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2013/142294-2013_Beardsley.JPG

azulparsnip
03-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Bravo Brian - Great kick off of the artist himself. I think I'll go read a biographical sketch.

AAAACK - I see Janet has posted that he died at 25!!!! :o

brianvds
03-05-2013, 12:25 PM
Bravo Brian - Great kick off of the artist himself. I think I'll go read a biographical sketch.

AAAACK - I see Janet has posted that he died at 25!!!! :o

Yes, alas, in those days TB carried off a lot of people prematurely. One of the more famous being Chopin. In this painting by Delacroix he looks a bit like Beardsley...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2013/142294-0107-0022_frederic_chopin.jpg

azulparsnip
03-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Here's my first one. I learned SO much doing this! :thumbsup:

the detail is of the "crown" of sorts on the head.....I didn't realize what the heck I was drawing until I was half done with it and so did this little study.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2013/88676-beard-detail.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2013/88676-PEAskirt.gif

Also you can't see it in my image but that person on the left has very masculine legs.

azulparsnip
03-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Here is the imagehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2013/88676-images.jpeg

brianvds
03-08-2013, 10:10 PM
Nice work! Now that I have tried this style myself I notice how clean Beardsley's lines are, and how even his ink tone. I kind of wonder how he managed that...

trafford
03-09-2013, 07:46 AM
What a great Beardsley portrait Brian. He had such a wonderful nose.
Robin you have really caught his style.

Your mention of clean lines Brian reminded me of Al Hirschfeld's work in the New York Times, a terrific caricaturist. Here is a self portrait:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2013/42757-hirschfeld.jpg

brianvds
03-09-2013, 09:00 AM
We really should do a caricature project some time... :-)

artbyjune
03-27-2013, 12:19 PM
I managed a quick study in ink of a Beardsley illustration in one of my art books. I used this one because it was to hand....but I hope to look at more of his drawing online and maybe print out a few to study.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2013/106623-mycopyB1a6k.jpg

Its called Isolde. Probably the tale of Tristan and Isolde, which I don't know the details of....:D

I enjoyed his sense of dress design...all the frills on the frock and the flowery hat motif. It felt very sumptuous.:lol:

trafford
03-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Oh, you are good June. Very lovely with the yellow.

I have a few days left and I have a Beardsley book. I really should make an effort since it was my post.:)

tyree
03-27-2013, 12:38 PM
brian, janet and june....these are excellent....i love the b/w...adds such drama....tyree:wave:

azulparsnip
03-28-2013, 05:02 PM
June - lovely - excellent job

Here are two more......http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2013/88676-ali-after-beard.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2013/88676-studio-after-beard.gif

brianvds
03-28-2013, 11:28 PM
Wadya know, I only noticed now that we have some new action in the Beardsley thread. Nice work, everyone!

artbyjune
03-30-2013, 01:21 PM
Love your illustrations of Beardsley works, Robin and Brian!!