In 1967 I drew this version of Pinocchio. I remember doing it in a period of great happiness. It was in the middle of summer and everyday I got up at 6 in the morning and drew for a couple of hours under a grapevine in the patio, then I went to work at the studio. The drawings aren't very good but I suppose they captured something of that happiness.
When I was a kid in Buenos Aires I bought a manual for lettering artists. It had alphabets in different types for you to copy. The period flavour is amazing. I still marvel at the beauty of these types...Above is a small sample.
Having Illustrated "Gulliver Travels", the publisher asked me to do "Mrs. Masham's Repose" by T.H. White, the author of "The Sword in the Stone". In this novel, a young girl finds in the garden the Lilliputians brought to England by Lemuel Gulliver. Great book!
There are THOUSANDS of great pictures by painters and illustrators of the First World War. The skill and talent of these artists was immense. Be patient and see it all. It is a very large site. Your patience will be rewarded by beautiful and evocative pictures.
I strongly recommend you to look for the work of the German artist Brynolf Wennerberg.
He was a very elegant and delicate watercolourist.
Stills from our "work in progress" animation "Parker's Mood"..It is a short illustrating the music of Charlie Parker. The animatic was shown at several festivals with some acclaim. That makes us think: Why should we finish it?