Time for another short essay on another awesome artist, this time we got Jean Giraud A.K.A Moebius!
A little background on this beautiful man,
Moebius was a french man artist and cartoonist, a very influential man in the comic, illustration and game art scene, many artist look after him wit such respect and i personally feel honored to have been able to know about him. i found out about this guy a long time ago, but it is only recently when i gained interest and enthusiasm towards his work.
The very reason i’m writing this short essay is for me to be able to talk about him, his skills, techniques and discipline through observing his art, and hopefully express these gained knowledge through words and illustration samples, with all that being said i am not gonna babble too much non-sense and go straightforward to the point of this post!
the prominent element that comes to mind when looking at his art is the intricate line work and play of color in form of vibrant/pastel hues; which i think contrasts well and helps his work stand out! let’s go and break it down.
A few more samples, but this time, forms have more details in them, unlike the first image!
the first few samples of his work show a genius-at-work. his subtle techniques to guide the eye into the piece is a vital recipe to aquire if one wishes to siphon such power!
Now, we move on to the second half of this essay, which talks more about his heavier line-work, hatching and the possible thoughts behind them. (or at least my take on it)
here are a few more samples demonstrating the techniques mentioned above.
I could point out my observations all day and still find new things, but for now i must try to apply what i’ve learnt from this short entry. Moebius’ work has such a wide variety and talking about all of them would be tiring. (i don’t have all day) but i am glad i got the chance to point out the once i think are the most influential in his works. you can find more about him through a simple google search, hopefully this sparks your interest on him and his latter spiritual successors.
I hope you guys enjoyed and learned a bit, i am always glad to take requests to dissect and study other artists, so leave a comment if there is anything/anyone that comes in mind. Cheers!