While I was scanning slides for this blog, a few minutes ago, I could hear children playing behind my house,and when I looked out the window I saw two boys with plastic swords. This made me think of illustrators Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth and story illustrations of pirates an knights. These children were probably pretending to be a super hero I don’t know,just as they would not know my heroes of many years ago.
Today’s blog is about Fred Otnes, with photos I took during a tour, with other workshop students, of his studio which was in his home.
Fred Otnes by 1977 was at the peak of his illustration career which was a time,I think, narrative illustration was not popular. I think of Fred Otnes as a graphic designer at this stage of his career and not as an illustrator. The most recent information I have found on the internet describes Fred Otnes as a collage artist.
Today,I think, with the popularity of graphic novels and video games, narrative illustration is back.