Friday, December 3, 2010

The Draper Method

Herbert Draper is a favorite artist of many. His figure studies are appreciated nearly as much as his full-blown paintings. Here are a few for those of you who are fans of the Draper method.

Study for The Evening Hours

Study for The Vintage Morn

Study for Chariot of the Dawn

Study for Literature

Study for Science

Figure study

Study for an Elf

Study for Tristam and Yseult

Study for A Vintage Morn

Study for The Mountain Mists

13 comments:

Artman2112 said...

def one of the best of his era and imo belongs in the same class as Waterhouse, Leighton, Alma-Tadema etc etc. nice stuff Thomas, thanks!

M. D. Jackson said...

I am certainly one of those Draper method fans. Thanks so much for posting these, Thom!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks guys, I just had a feeling that someone might like these.

Erik Johnson said...

I've seen this guy's work before, but I guess I just lumped him in with Waterhouse. Well now that I have a name to go with it, I've been stocking up via Google images like theres no tomorrow. It's like you've opened the flood gates for me.

Thanks much!

Larry MacDougall said...

You can't go wrong with good figure drawing - thanks Thom.

Paul Allan Ballard said...

So wonderful

Aria said...

wonderful drawings!

Jeff Overturf said...

His faces are incredible!

Nicky said...

Thank you. He is one of my favs!

Tom Kidd said...

It's surprising how few Drapers you can find in museums. There should be something of his in every major museum. I don't know why he never achieved an Alma Tadema level of recognition. Anyway, great post.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Tom, not just the museums. Why in the world that more books aren't available for him and a hundred and one other fabulous artists is beyond me.

By the way, I'm a big fan of your work!

Tom Kidd said...

That was a bit of an understatement. I could easily go on about such things. Thanks for the kind words about my art.

michal said...

We have a Draper in the Art Gallery Of South Australia - it features frolicking sea nymphs