Friday, September 1, 2017

T.S. Sullivant in Color



A gorgeous Sullivant illustration from around 1905. His black and white work was mostly published in Life magazine, some in Judge magazine. But occasionally a color Sullivant cartoon such as this one would appear in newspaper print.
As always, there is charm, inventive caricature and...genius.

Here is the link to my first post on Sullivant, more than six years ago:
http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2011/06/t-s-sullivant.html

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  1. A interesting experiment would be animate his designs right away from the original (with no adaptation: cross hatching, warts and all)...

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    1. I have been thinking about a Sullivant short film for a while.
      I think I could handle his main designs in motion, the cross hatching would be a challenge.

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    2. Would love to work on a project with you some time!

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    3. Of course, the same feeling by here! It would be great!We tried to do some animated cross hatching (ink and pen) in a picture we did with Carlos years ago:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp3_6pUY8Y8

      and some great experiments with cross hatching could be found in Bill Plympton work and in your Mushka (the animated colour works like a living fill, at least in th e trailer I saw)

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  2. I wonder if Sullivant chose these colours himself. His other colour work seems way less intense (which works better in my opinion due to the strength of the lines)
    https://one1more2time3.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/sullivant-4553.jpg

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    1. I wonder if that Noah's Arc scene was colored recently. It looks beautiful, though.

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    2. I have no idea. I found it on Hans Bacher's blog. It looks like watercolour wash, but I don't know if newspaper printing at the time could do that

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