Sunday, October 31, 2021

Operation Big Blocks of Black Silhouettes

 October 31, 2021

   I have long admired the power of silhouettes in comic strips, illustrations, book covers and especially, graphic novels. 

"Terry and the Pirates" by Milton Caniff

"Buzz Sawyer" by Roy Crane

"Dick Tracy" by Chester Gould

   And some artists have taken this concept to new heights by going between silhouettes and straight up illustration.
"Sharaz-De Tales From The Arabian Nights"
by Sergio Toppi

   Let's face it, Big Bad Blocks of Black really establishes a punch. It's quite impactful, and something I would like to emulate, even in my sepia drenched drawings, like this.

Daily Whip Out:

"Mickey Free In Sepia Silhouette"

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Black Is Black (I want my baby back)"

"Go to the net, or stay behind the baseline. Don't get caught in the middle."

—Old Tennis Saying

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post your comments