Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Three Tigers...

…by three different artists. 
The first one is by Heinrich Kley. I purchased it quite a few years ago during a visit to Munich.
My first impression of this piece was straight forward realism. But the more I studied it the more abstractions I found. Kley played strong horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines against each other. This is a very organized head study of the animal, volumes are simplified to a point where this almost becomes a caricature. I just love the design of the black stripes with its thick and thin lines.
There is a grid drawn over this oversized sketch, which almost certainly indicates that Kley did this as study for a large mural.

Fritz Hug's tiger also has a sketchy quality with typical splashes of paint going right over the image.
I like the fact that he corrects certain parts of the body, but you still see the original position of the rear leg, the elbow and the front left paw. A beautiful raw study, probably done at the zoo.

Liu Jiyou's illustration on rice paper was done at his studio.  Before painting he would come up with endless sketches in front of the animal until he felt confident enough to draw specific poses and compositions at home. The angle and perspective of the tiger's head is stunning.

Researching other artists' approaches to drawing and painting tigers has become part of my studies in preparation for my film "Mushka". 


  1. It's amazing how different styles and line work can evoke different moods for the same focus of a drawing.

  2. good study and a good collection :)

  3. On third, brush strokes makes so great fur.

  4. My goodness, love these! How is "Mushka" going, by the way? :D

  5. Absolutely beautiful work and amazing strokes n colors. :)

  6. Great paintings, love tigers and chinese animals stamps. Fritz Hug is one of the best animal painter for me, his skills are awesome and I like very much the many lines of the paws.
    I'm impatient for see your next movie Mushka.

  7. I like Fritz Hug's sketchy tiger a lot! Really nice study!!!

  8. Die Hug Stück ist absolute Schönheit. Bewegung und Macht und Skizzenhaftigkeit, aber es sieht nicht so aus schludriges überhaupt. ^u^

    Auf einer anderen Anmerkung, Andreas - Sind Sie vertraut mit der Arbeit von Blotch?
    Teagen Gavet und Tess Garman, von Denver, Colorado - sie haben eine blühende Abbildung Präsenz online.
    Die wunderbare Kley erinnerte mich an diesem Stück von ihnen.

    Sie haben einen festen Fuß in der Grafik des "Furry Fandom" - Eine Menge von ihrer Kunst ist wunderbar Homosexuell, wenn auch ein wenig 'Furry' für die meisten Menschen den Geschmack. Eigentlich ist es sehr Furry. http://e621.net/data/38/b3/38b3ead2f9208f2e792313082d03c51d.jpg?1365644956
    Aber unglaublich reizvolle als auch ... selbst für diejenigen, die nicht für das Thema interessieren.
    Neben ihrer tierischen Kunstwerk, es gibt eine viel Gutes Furry Pornografie jeglicher Art dich kümmern zu nennen würde.
    Einer von ihnen studierte Animation, und ihre Arbeit ist so mobil und aufgeregt ... Verdammt, ich will so schlecht zu sehen, was ihren Stil würde aussehen wie animierte! Das ist ein Projekt, wenn ich je eine auf genommen haben!

    Gut vom Glück mit Mushka, aber wenn Sie genießen Blotch ...
    The Hug piece is absolute beauty. Motion and power and sketchiness, but it doesn’t look slapdash at all.

    On another note, Andreas – Are you familiar with the work of Blotch? http://www.screwbald.com/?page_id=453 Teagen Gavet and Tess Garman, of Denver, Colorado - they have a thriving illustration presence online.
    http://d.facdn.net/art/blotch/1363889424.blotch_hunter.jpg The wonderful Kley reminded me of this piece of theirs.

    They have a firm foot in the artwork of the Furry Fandom - A lot of their art is wonderfully gay, although a little 'Furry' for most people's tastes. Actually, it's very furry. http://e621.net/data/38/b3/38b3ead2f9208f2e792313082d03c51d.jpg?1365644956 But incredibly sexy as well... even for those who don’t care for the topic.
    http://e621.net/data/aa/2b/aa2b2555566fe7d0fafbcda92871b1f5.jpg?1298122474 Alongside their animal artwork, there's a great deal of good furry pornography of any species you'd care to name.
    http://e621.net/data/a7/22/a7229d1698c77578ae2784a4937c275c.jpg?1350517144 One of them studied animation, and her work is so mobile and agitated… Damn, I want so badly to see what their style would look like animated. That’s a project if I’ve ever taken one on.