Thursday, September 1, 2011

Drawing of Plato's Ion dialogue 'The nature of poetic inspiration'

I decided to draw this up. It's from Plato's Ion dialogue, which is basically a conversation between Socrates and the poet Ion. It's in ink on paper and then brushed over with oil. Oil makes the paper translucent and actually draws the pink pigment out of the black ink of the permanent marker. Funky but it works.


I've been playing a little bit with illustrations and ended up reading a lot about Norman Rockwell today. Didn't quite realize he was alive and working around the time Modern artists like Jackson Pollock were just taking off.

This article in LIFE magazine from Nov 13, 1970 was interesting. Click on it to view it larger and read it.