Tom, you're crackin' me up! Who did this--early Mort Drucker? Or one of the cover guys (whose names I do not know)?Be great to get this good.
That's Mort Drucker. You make a point it can be very pleasing to see a big gang of beautiful character work. But Druck did a lot of compositional thhinking that Marty can't do just on the fly. It becomes a place it here because that's where I have space.
Oh composition, schmomposition. I'll bet if Marty just starts in one corner and starts drawing people until the whole space is filled, it will all come together beautifully in the end. Marty is really great at drawing on the fly. That's why we call him "Marty McFly".
Ha! Tom, you give me too much credit. And I thank you for it!Ellis is right--not only do I have a hard time placing things when I'm chasing a "live subject," I'm also a notoriously poor designer, hence, my very poor compositions...but I will say, after five years of work, I am improving...marginally.
Ah, but you see, just the sketch you have put up is composed. You just did it instinctually.
Marty is great at composing on the fly. I gave Marty on note on his Brush Pen Breakfast that he could experiment and lasso a couple of the better drawings, make them their own pages.This based on my own manipulation of my ganged up messes. But I cram in a lot more crap drawings than Marty produces. So that lasso is good for my better drawings.I'll lasso my 3 favorites of this sketch and see what we get.
I'd love to own that Drucker. Of course my current mind set, I'd turn around and sell it on Ebay.Such great likenesses. Stephen Silver made a great contribution by doing a lengthy interview with Drucker. I saw the film at a CAPS meeting.
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