Friday, February 23, 2007
A friend of mine introduced me to Alphonse Mucha. A great Czech illustrator during the height of Art Nouveau (basically the 1880-1914). Personally I really love his attention to the finest detail and his thick dark outlines of the figure which is usually a woman. Mucha drew illustrations for popular magazines of the day but he was paid bare minimum for his efforts. Now he is recognized as a saint to illustrators. Well maybe not to some but to me there is a certain class that makes you really appreciate such beauty. I think I am going to need a tissue...
On another note here is an old illustration I did a few years ago coping his work JOB. Didn't have the time to color it and hopefully one day I will be able to do that in possibly photoshop. Nashledanou (Goodbye in Czech).