Those of you that have taken my classes before know that we usually spend at least some time in the Fall semester on block lettering. General Art students traditionally worked on a name design project early in the school year while alternating years of animation students created short animated films of their name transforming. This year I’d like to dive a bit deeper into hand lettering and make it a large part of what we do with our sketch journal warm-ups.
Simon Gane is a French comic book artist and illustrator whose work is defined by, among other things, a great understanding in depicting the world around his characters; there is an abundance of detail in his art that betrays his obvious love for architecture and the natural world. Buildings and plant life do not simply serve as backgrounds in Gane’s work.