Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fritz Hug 2

It has been a long time since I posted any wildlife art from the great Swiss painter Fritz Hug.
Here is the link to my first post on him:

These charming spot illustrations were published in the 1966 book "Tiere, meine taeglichen Gefaehrten" (Animals, my daily Companions).
The technique is brush and ink, and I see a combination of confidence and carefully observed subtleties. There isn't an animal he couldn't draw or paint with great believability.
The angularity in his work helps to bring out the specific anatomy of the animal. And those ink splashes are a trademark of his.
I purchased an oversized print showing a tiger recently, would love to own an original sketch sometime.