This is a big book, 128 pages full of sketches from this relatively obscure but talented artist. Heinrich Kley was a mostly a commercial artist, which explains why he’s not as well-known as Van Gogh (for example). The drawings in this book are mostly political cartoons he drew for a German newspaper. All of the drawings are done in ink, and the drawings are all either humorous or fantastical. There’s elephants ice skating, centaurs and satyrs doing things. Each time I open the book, I feel like I discover a new drawing. His line work is very fluid, and he’s a master at cross hatching. Again, I recommend adding this book to anyone’s art library, but especially if you’re interested in doing “line-heavy” work like comic books.

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