• THE GREAT NOEL SICKLES, part 3

    1 month ago - By Illustration Art

    Noel Sickles was a capable painter...
    ...but he was first and foremost a draftsman. He used the most basic black and white tools to achieve the most extraordinary results. For example, working on a small scale with humble materials he was able to create the illusion of epic events:
    The following is Sickles' drawing of one of the worst disasters in Naval history- the night collision of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the USS Hobson. You'd think that such an immense topic would require a big canvas and a full range of colors. But look at what Sickles was able to accomplish with graphite...
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