I’ve always copied…from the early days of comic book characters to Disney, E H Shepard’s wonderful illustrations – I could go on forever so I’ll stop now…
Copying is a really good way to learn to draw.
So, whilst looking for a picture to put in my bathroom clip frame for a while, I found this… it’s a copy of the cover illustration of one of my favourite author’s novels.
An Imaginative Experience by Mary Wesley, with the artwork on the covers by Sue Moxley.
If you haven’t read any of Mary Wesley, you should! Her biography is also fascinating, she started writing novels in later years and her life story makes interesting reading.
I love graphic art, used on record sleeves and book jackets, it can make your decision whether to buy or not.
So, this picture is a complete copy, I enlarged it by eye and as it was just for my own enjoyment I didn’t really care too much how precisely I copied, I just liked it.
Also I never actually intended to show my interpretation and the fantastic original in quite such close proximity!
Feel free to let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading,
The original picture is shown here by:- By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42621597