• Lovell's Leatherneck Illustrations

    21 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    When he was a sergeant in Marines, Tom Lovell was stationed in the barracks in Washington, where he "fought the war at his easel" for the official publication Leatherneck.
    The technique for these grisaille illustrations was transparent watercolor wash rather than his usual oil paint. In the picture above, there are a few small touches of gouache, such as in the initials at upper left and the wisps of smoke.
    Due to the low pay and need to produce a lot of pictures, Lovell often had to work without models, and had "to learn to draw from the mirror or do without. It was an ideal way to learn...
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