Sunday, February 3, 2013

I Found Another One!

If you saw my "Sit, ubues. Sit." post from this past Thursday, you saw me compare an Erol Otus drawing with the Arthur Rackham illustration that may have inspired it. Today, I present another double-take from the Otus vault. In this case, the illustration is Erol Otus's illustration of his character Valerius from The Rogues Gallery. Today, the inspiration/homage comes courtesy of Louis Rhead and his drawing of Cassio from Charles & Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare (1918).

While I do appreciate Rhead's work, I think I prefer the Otus drawing.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great work, sir.

    I love finding out about these because I get to discover "new" artists from the past.