Toulouse Lautrec sketches - A4 sketchbook.
I'm thinking of painting an homage to Lautrec, and have done some sketches to get into the swing. He's a favorite artist. He had a tragic yet riotous life, dying at age 36 from a combination of congenital illness and a wild lifestyle. Nonetheless, he left behind 700 paintings, many posters and thousands of drawings (and I thought I drew a lot). I like him because his main focus was people, he's also considered by many to be the father of the modern poster. He created many innovations for printed lithographs. His short life has made a great impact on the art world...in this regard he has many parallels with Van Gogh (who also died young), but Lautrec had no trouble selling his work. Watercolour...the portrait of him is done with a brush and black paint (from an old photo).
About the Artist
Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.View full profile