Saturday, August 11, 2012

The River

Wow, this is one of those birds-eye view forced-perspective drawings where all the elements dwindle only slightly in size as they recede. You see this sort of thing in some old cartoons, where it's amazing enough, but to work somewhat realistically is really astounding. Where does an artist begin on such a piece as this?

TC Derrick — The River — 1909


Kid said...

I imagine it would take forever to do this sort of thing. Probably just another job to the artist 'though. How long do you reckon it would take you, Thom?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Forever and a day for me Kid, unless I was allowed to use the computer, and then it would just be forever.