Friday, February 11, 2011

Vatine And Meynet

I’m really excited by the two new Sketchbooks from Comix Buro. Both contain outstanding artwork from artists living overseas. It’s a real treat to see what some of our fellow artists are up to across the Big Pond.

Olivier Vatine is one of my favorites. He is one of the most talented artists living in Europe and it’s easy to see why. The man can draw anything! From beautiful girls, animals, vehicles, interiors, historical scenes, fantasy and science fiction and more, he does it all. His mastery of the pencil, pen and brush is second to none and his sense of design both in traditional and digital media is awe-inspiring. I wish I had a fraction of his talent. His Third Sketchbook is brimming with his black and white and full color illustrations and each one is pure eye candy. This is a Sketchbook you will want to look at again and again.

Equally impressive is the Sketchbook of Felix Meynet. He too is an artist of incredible talent-especially when it comes to drawing buxom, beautiful women. But, his women are not of the normal cheesecake variety. His women are dressed in period and historical costumes complete with accessories and set against historical backgrounds. Check out his series of illustrations that span time. As an artist I know how difficult it is to dress figures accurately in period costumes. Meynet does it in style using a variety of art media. I love the fact that the Sketchbook contains not only his finished work but also his preliminary sketches. It’s fascinating to see his mind at work figuring out designs and compositions.

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