Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Busch Lithographs

These are Wilhelm M. Busch lithographs which are currently being offered on Ebay. The first two images are observations during Busch's life drawing classes. Boy, what would I give to have been one of his students way back. If any German reader had that experience, please leave us a comment on what that was like!
I do prefer this approach to drawing the human figure over the popular US style that is being taught in many art schools, which layers flashy shadows and highlights over the body like a special effect.
With Busch (as well as with Kley) the economy of the line rules. 
Being a 2D animator my preference shouldn't surprise you.

This sketch had to be inspired by Heinrich Kley, because of the fantasy aspect. 
A farmer on a wagon that's pulled by a donkey making his way through the the legs of a giant nude woman. I leave any sexual innuendo for you to interpret.


  1. I don't like the drawings of nude women, it looks like porn, ok but Michelle Angelo draw people naked but at the time we didn't have books Internet or photos, we have to paint some portraits how the art of nudity really is.

    1. Have drew some design of nude women in high school to how to make body movement.

    2. I like them because they show the way Bush saw the world.

  2. Lovely stuff!
    Do you mean that you're not into the drawing technique where you measure angles and build up the tones? I can see the value in that, but it's not too useful if you want to draw from imagination.
    I'd be interested to know what kind of drawing techniques you studied as a student, and how much you worked on each one. Or how you would teach drawing in a long-term course.
    My experience was very scattered, so I reckon I would have gotten way better, way faster if I'd had a good plan

  3. Those lines are great. Just to appreciate those pictures is a treat!