Sketchbook Club: Eric Sloane

In this week’s episode, I explore the work of American illustrator Eric Sloane.  And by American, I mean AMERICAN!

In his many books, he explores Americana in lots of forms — from the tools early farmers used to the huge skies of the plains to the old barns of Pennsylvania to American wood to early cross-country car trips and much more. His ink drawings have a classic, bygone feel, and he is a master of the dip pen. ANd he makes some dandy url paintings too.

I made the mistake of doing this presentation live on Facebook rather than using my better cameras and mics in the more controlled way I usually have been doing. I tried it in the interest of capturing live conversation with viewers but I don’t think it’s worth the loss in quality.

Anyway, no slight to Mr. Sloane, who I think was a brilliant artist who has long inspired my own.

2 thoughts on “Sketchbook Club: Eric Sloane”

  1. I love Eric Sloane’s work and have for years. I describe his work, especially his landscapes, as detailed enough to really make you see an object and at the same time loose enough to leave your mind to fill in the blanks. His works are also great peeks into history and times past, as well as the creativity that built America. He is very high on my list of illustrators.


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