Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wilhelm M. Busch 1979

These marvelous life drawings and other doodles by Wilhelm M. Busch were published as a little sketchbook in Germany.
The occasional sexually provocative quality in them makes me want to name him the German Frazetta.
Busch's sense for anatomy with beautiful rhythm and composition is masterful, that's for sure. Every sketch is interesting, often the perspective is daring, and I don't see any drawing formulas here. No flashy shading or over confident lines. 
His proportions always show contrast, thick upper legs with thin ankles, for example.
I love the way he sees things. 
Everything is based on intense observation of human and animal figures.
This man knew stuff!

For more Busch illustrations go to Hans Bacher's blog: