austinkleon
austinkleon:


Peanuts, August 8, 1981
@jndevereux:

I love the way Schulz drew clouds and the sun in this Peanuts

Me too. One thing to note: Schulz actually had a hand tremor. He once complained (supposedly in the 1980s, the same decade this strip was drawn, although I can’t find the exact source) that “sometimes my hand shakes so much I have to hold my wrist to draw.”  I’m not sure when it really started to show in his work. If you pick up a collection like A Golden Celebration, you can definitely see that his line gets more wobbly and loose over the years, but things are still reasonably tight in the 80s. (It’s hard to tell, honestly, since the drawings were always so reduced for the paper. You can see how big he worked here.) Might have to add Schulz to my list of artists whose physical shortcomings led to signature work.
Regardless, these panels rule.
Filed under: Peanuts

austinkleon:

Peanuts, August 8, 1981

@jndevereux:

I love the way Schulz drew clouds and the sun in this Peanuts

Me too. One thing to note: Schulz actually had a hand tremor. He once complained (supposedly in the 1980s, the same decade this strip was drawn, although I can’t find the exact source) that “sometimes my hand shakes so much I have to hold my wrist to draw.”  I’m not sure when it really started to show in his work. If you pick up a collection like A Golden Celebration, you can definitely see that his line gets more wobbly and loose over the years, but things are still reasonably tight in the 80s. (It’s hard to tell, honestly, since the drawings were always so reduced for the paper. You can see how big he worked here.) Might have to add Schulz to my list of artists whose physical shortcomings led to signature work.

Regardless, these panels rule.

Filed under: Peanuts

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Trying something out - ‘Pay What You Want’. Book me within the next two weeks (until the 1st of August), and you choose what to pay me. This will apply to all my work, whether it’s videography, photography, design or even music. My only request is whatever amount you decide on if it could be paid upon delivery. Unless it’s zero, then a thank you or linkedin recommendation would be greatly appreciated! Secondary services like printing will be at your cost. Feel free to tag people that you know would be interested, DM me for more info - limited space!