Black and white #1

Drawn using Corel Painter

I have this idea for a series that are, in my mind anyway, reminiscent of Edward Gorey’s style, if not his content.  I could never in a million years come close to his content with its mix of bygone gentility and macabre dread.  Sendak sometimes comes close. But on the other hand, Gorey’s drawings are flat and, despite my best efforts, my Art Students League training, requires that I create volume and use light to move the eye down the page.  The attached bird is a good example.  Its innocent gaze, I hope, hides a vicious cunning and appetite for raw flesh.  Standing at eight feet, it may be something not to think about patting.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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