Friday, March 18, 2011


Speaking of Howard Pyle's epic representations, isn't it amazing how an epic painting, below, begins with a rough pencil sketch, further below—typical of the way he determined definite compositions.
Howard Pyle — The Coming of Lancaster
Illustration for Harper's Monthly — May 1908

Howard Pyle — rough sketch for The Coming of Lancaster

1 comment:

M. D. Jackson said...

That rough sketch looks much like my rough sketches. I just wish my finished product looked half as good as Pyle's