Friday, November 26, 2021

Howard Brodie's Portraits

Joe DiMaggio by Howard Brodie, 12x16" 1936

Before he worked as a war reporter and a courtroom sketch artist, Howard Brodie (1915-2010) produced a lot of portraits in crayon of sports figures for the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Brodie drew from life whenever he could. According to Gene Byrnes, "He avoids any mechanical means of drawing, and says that when he is asked to use a photograph for factual reference he goes to considerable pains to avoid copying it."

Books: A Complete Guide to Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, and Painting by Gene Byrnes

Drawing Fire: A Combat Artist at War : Pacific Europe Korea Indochina Vietnam

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