Saturday, February 23, 2008

Play Ball!


Fans of the illustrator Robert Weaver (well known to followers of this blog) and baseball enthusiasts will want to pick up a copy of the New York Times tomorrow and check out the Opinion section. Get set for a treat...
Image: Robert Weaver, Spring Training Sketchbook, 1962.

3 comments:

Bob Flynn said...

Congrats, Douglas! I saw you on Drawn, too. Great set of illustrations. I need to study up on Robert Weaver, I'm embarrassed I don't know a lot about him.

Bill Koeb said...

What I love about seeing these drawings, is the preliminary lines, the searching, that is rarely seen in the polished work of many artists' drawings. These are true explorations. They are evidence as to what separates Weaver from a lot of the illustrators around when he came on the scene, the truth of seeing. His work is unposed, undesigned in the formal sense. Designed from life, not clever compositions to seduce the eye, but from his first hand experience. Man, to be there and draw those people, those experiences. That would be a good life to have as an illustrator!
Bill

drinkspiller said...

I love these drawings. While I have little to no formal understanding of illustration, what I enjoy about these images is how much is left to the imagination. The suggested forms and scene easily connect with my own experiences rather than simply show someone else's. Neat.