Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Illustration Magazine

The new issue of Illustration Magazine (#61) has a cover feature on Earl Moran, who created pin-up and glamour illustrations in pastel. There's also a feature on Thomas Nast, one of the pioneers of political cartooning. The third article features illustrations from the frontier of the American West. 
80 pages, full color.
Illustration Magazine


Pyracantha said...

Pin-up or "artistic" nude or Lady? You can tell simply by one detail: is the model looking at you? If she is a pin-up, she is looking at you and even smiling, like this one. If she's an Art Nude, she is looking away or not looking at all. Is this true or is it something I just noticed without thinking too much? One of the shocking things about Manet's "Olympia" is that she is looking directly at you like a pin-up (or prostitute) rather than looking demurely away like a Nude.

James Gurney said...

Pyracantha, that's a fascinating observation, and I think you're right. Eye contact is such a powerful thing in paintings. In portraits it makes a huge difference too.