Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eisenberg Principles - Tom and Jerry Cover Art

Speaking of high standards... Here's more art that the average Joe wouldn't think was easy to do.

This guy could sure draw. These old Eisenberg comics are great to study good principles from.
You can see his style change over the years - getting simpler and more angular - like animated cartoons did from the 40s to the 50s.
But his basics remain the same despite the superficial stylistic changes.
Everything is well constructed and clearly staged - using negative spaces, line of action and all the rest of the useful stuff.

These have it all!


Mel Crawford cover - another guy with a unique style, but all the basics underneath.