by Howard Lyon
The 2016 October Illustration Art Signature Auction has some wonderful illustrations for sale.
Here are some of my highlights but be sure to browse through. There are some hilariously bad images there too (I am looking you Hunting a Dangerous Animal, Manhood Magazine cover).
** There are some NSFW images among the auctions lots. Heritage hides lot previews that might be considered obscene, but there are also some pinup paintings and drawings that might not be welcomed in all work environments.
Be sure to click on the images to see the full size images. Most are 3000 px in the larger dimension.
Let's start with Tom Lovell. BTW, if you haven't purchased a copy of the upcoming book from Illustration Magazine you better hurry and pick on up. This one has to be close to selling out!
|Tom Lovell - Christmas Morning|
|Tom Lovell - Christmas Morning - detail|
|Tom Lovell - The Quiet Wife|
|Tom Lovell - The Occupation of Paris 1943|
I don't know what is up with this soldiers face/expression. It almost looks like he is sneaking a look at the two women. Maybe he is sympathetic to the downcast Parisians? Whatever it is, I really like the simplicity of the way he was painted. You can see the texture of the tinted ground coming through and a quick application of well placed brushstrokes to give him form and character. Check out the single stroke of grey on his helmet to give it a dull sheen.
|Tom Lovell - The Occupation of Paris 1943 - detail|
|Tom Lovell - The Man Across the Hall|
|Tom Lovell - Son of the Coach|
|Tom Lovell - Lumberjack Rescue|
It is always a pleasure to see a large scan of an Arthur Rackham!
|Arhtur Rackham - A Terrible Fellow, Little Brother and Little Sister|
Robert Peak - I love the dynamic compositions and paint of Peak's work.
|Robert Peak - Thrust and Parry|
|Robert Peak - One Step Ahead|
|Bernie Fuchs - Earl Campbell Houston Oilers|
|Mead Schaeffer - Couple in the Garden|
|Mead Schaeffer - Couple in the Garden - detail|
|Haddon Hubbard Sundblom - A Talk in the Park|
|Haddon Hubbard Sundblom - A Talk in the Park - detail|
|George Giguere - Anthony Visiting Celopatra|
|Chesley Bonestall - Taj Mahal|
Thanks for giving the post a read. I hope you enjoyed the images!