Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ink line art

For many years I specialized in ink line drawings, These are sample illustrations that I did which illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories. Some of them were used as covers for the fanzine ERB-dom. I also sold these as a series of prints at comic book conventions. These samples were used by my art reps to show to potential clients. I will show some of the work that resulted from these samples in a later blog.

Beyond Thirty Art 1
This illustration was based on the book BEYOND THIRTY. I used my wife and one of my students as models for this drawing.

Beyond Thirty Art
A close up showing the detail in the rendering which was done using a Crowquill pen on Whatman's hot-pressed illustration board.

Tarzan Line Art
Illustration for TARZAN OF THE APES.

Time's Abyss400
Illustration for OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS. This drawing appeared on the cover of ERB-dom #26, June 1969. I'll post more of these ink line illustrations on Friday.

For the past three years I have been working on a series of comic book cover parodies and decided to turn some of the above art into covers, below are the results. I exhibit theses covers as 13 x 10" signed, limited edition prints in galleries and art centers.

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4 comments:

Vince A said...

Harry,

I mentioned a few weeks ago how much I enjoyed your books while I was in university. It might interest you to know that that was in Manila, the Philippines.

I'm curious: I do not recall you ever mentioning in any book of yours any artist that inspired you. Who was "your Harry Borgman?"

Bill Hillman said...

Harry:
Would you be interested in sharing some of your Edgar Rice Burroughs-related art in an ERB Artist Profile on yourself in our Official ERB Websites?

Bill Hillman
tarzan@wcgwave.ca
Editor and Webmaster for the
Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Websites and Webzines
http://www.ERBzine.com
http://www.tarzan.com
http://www.tarzan.org
http://www.DantonBurroughs.com
http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com
http://www.pellucidar.org
http://www.johncarterofmars.ca
http://www.tarzana.ca
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.ca

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Vince,
Countless artists have inspired me, a short list would be; Lou Fine, Simon & Kirby, Will Eisner, Noel Sickles, Milton Caniff, Al Parker, Steven Dohanos, David Stone Martin, Fred Ludekens, Stan Galli, Jacob Landau and Robert Weaver. Also a lot of artists in the fine art field.

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Bill,
I would be interested in sharing my ERB-related art in your websites. Just let me know what you need and where to send it.
Harry