Sherlock Holmes one of those characters that has such an incredible legacy of illustrators, like Don Quixote. But I really love Robert Fawcett’s interpretations, like this one above. As usual when admiring a great illustrator; my eye is adoring the charming poses. But I also have to commend Fawcett on his great use of lighting too.
The Artist and the Model. Robert Fawcett
(American, 1903-1967). Illustration.
In his introduction to the book about Fawcett, Walt Reed wrote, “He’d had rigorous training in draftsmanship at the Slade School in England and learned to make it almost a science. Within the discipline of drawing the figure with a hard 4H pencil, with no erasures allowed, students learned to record proportion and perspective by eye.”