John Austen had a grand style when he illustrated a bee-youtiful edition of Hamlet, from 1922. His style was influenced by Beardsley and was akin to Harry Clarke. Later, his style and technique evolved into something less ornate and more caricaturized.
This pen drawing is from Hamlet, Act III Scene 2. And then I just had to zoom in on details.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.