One of my very favourite things about the DCAU Bat-books is the attention to background detail - particularly in regards to Timmy, who is nearly always shown balancing/training/flipping over things/etc etc. It’s a really pleasant change of pace from most comic books, where the background is just background and doesn’t really add anything to the overall feel of the story. The artists on these books really grabbed the opportunity to flesh out characters’ personality quirks using page space that would have otherwise been left to landscape details alone. It’s a commendable practice, really, and definitely raises a good book to being a great one.
Oh my god you adorable tiny Tim, come to me, I love you.
I made a video from a previous LS recording, the drawing is from here, which is done for Cris!
The editings are very choppy, sorry about that…this new version of Windows Live Movie Maker dislikes me :(
p.s : There was a mistake…I’m not using Grapphire 2 anymore…it is Intuos 1! Sorry for the confusion orz
YES THIS SONG and hot art yisss
Showing of my lack of progress in the Catwoman cosplay department.
Finished once glove, the suit, the bag, and I got a few props.
SO BASICALLY I HAVE NOTHING.
Baby why don’t you come to my house to finish the other glove? INSTEAD OF FIDDLING WITH THE BY NOW PERFECT FIRST GLOVE? GET SHIT DONE CAUSE I CAN’T DO ANYTHING YET. Boohoo.
ILU baby. Get your shit done
Born in Germany - his family moved to Chicago when he was 7 - Joseph Christian Leyendecker was one of the most successful commercial artists of the 20th century.
His incredible drawing and painting ability, illuminated by his gay sexuality, brought a new aesthetic into advertising, bringing it very much into the new century. His work as a magazine illustrator and his vibrant, body conscious advertising usually for high-end luxury brands, created the prototype for the male sex symbol, his early work pre-dating the cinema, in the time before photography dominated the media.
His most successful campaign was for the Arrow shirt company, and his Arrow collar man [pictured] became the very epitome of American manliness, prosperity & style, at one time getting more fanmail and proposals of marriage than Rudolph Valentino it is claimed. What his legion of fans did not realise was that their idol, Leyendecker’s model was in fact his lover, Charles Beach.
Always declining fine art commissions, Leyendecker preferred to work as an illustrator and commercial artist. He was incredibly successful and well-known. His work helped define the visual look of America as much as the cinema up until World War II. His influence on Norman Rockwell can be clearly seen too. So financially successful was he that in 1914 he was able to commision a mansion in New Rochelle, where he lived until his death in 1952.
And Charles Beach? He and Leyendecker were together for over 50 years, his role encompassing model, husband, cook & business manager. Despite Leyendecker’s fame, his life is not so well-known now because he lived discreetly; it would also appear that on his death Beach destroyed most of Leyendecker’s remaining work, diaries and documents. Leyendecker shunned photography as an art form and few photos exist or have survived of them. Charles Beach died shortly after Leyendecker also in 1952.
If you enter the name J C Leyendecker on Google images, you can see how exquisite, stylish and iconic his work was, and you can see how his work influenced the photographic advertising campaigns which have subsequently replaced his beautiful illustrations. It’s worth the look.
I love this man.