Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Busch Horses

Wilhelm M. Busch was good at drawing anything, but his illustrations depicting horses show the artist’s special connection with the animal. The reason could be the fact that horses are readily available drawing subjects in Germany. At the races, sporting events and at farms.
These book illustrations date back to 1977 for the edition of “Reitvorschrift fuer eine Geliebte” (Riding Rules for a Lover)…odd title.
Every one of these pen and ink/brush images is a gem. So inspiring. Refreshingly formula-free.
Just thorough observation, knowledge and emotion!

I did one wire sculpture of a horse and a rider a while back…I’ve got to do another one.


  1. Beautiful drawings! Rhythm, light & shade, form and movement all in a few strokes! Stunning.

  2. Oh my God !!! He just never stops blowin' ma mind !! Thanks for posting these Andreas!! So much lilfe SO MUCH life!!

  3. Can't get enough of Busch! He packs so much story into just a few select lines.

  4. These seem so effortless! And, yes, another wire sculpture! :D

  5. These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. These are so inspiring. I wonder what kind of ink/pen he used?