Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Sketch in Color, Robert S Oliver

Found this great drawing book. I want to draw like this. I copied this drawing but I am going to learn to do this. Got it on the net from ABE books. Published in 1983. My new drawing hero, Robert S Oliver.

12 comments:

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

Your work is coming on in leaps and bounds. I too started painting looking at two of my favourites, Van Gogh and Modigliani. I have a huge Modigliani nude in the sitting room and forgot about it until two young guys came round to fix the Sky box the other day. Poor chaps.

Don McNulty said...

Thanks, appreciate your comments. I like your favourites also, perhaps the Sky box guys did as well.

Judy Lawson said...

Don't know if you are aware of this or not. Bob passed away Friday after a battle with cancer.
Bob was my friend in art-a true inspiration to us all- he will be missed. Judy Lawson

The Arizona Republic Printed the following obituary.
www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary-print.aspx?n=robert-sheldon-oliver&pid=144208330

Don McNulty said...

Thanks for letting me know Judy. 90 years is a wonderful run. As you know I have his The Sketch in Color and just today I got his The Sketch. In my opinion they are the best. He has given great pleasure to thousands of people around the world.
Don McNulty

Garo said...

Hi,I just see Olivr's book which translated to my laguage recentely and I felt in love with his work and the that sense which exist behind of it,do you know about him? I do like to know about him so much but I coiuld'nt get much thing from internet,I would be appreciae if you know something or have resource and tell me
this is my email address:
m.r.khanpour@gmail.com
Best Regards
Garo

Garo said...

Hi,I just see Oliver's book which translated to my language recentely and I felt in love with his works and that sense which exist behind of them,do you know about him? I do like to know about him so much but I could'nt get much thing from internet,I would be appreciate if you know something or have resource and tell me
this is my email address:
m.r.khanpour@gmail.com
and sorry about my language mistake above
Best Regards
Garo

ron said...

To Don Mcnulty, is the above picture of robert s oliver the arttst of someelse drinking coffee and if it is him where did u get the picture of the artist thanks

Don McNulty said...

Garo - I have his books, beyond that I know nothing.
Ron - That is a picture of me, not Robert S Oliver.

ron said...

If u find a picture let me know thanks anyway

ron said...

if you have have a picture of his hand when drawing besides in the book the sketch so i can see how he holds the pencil when sketching and post i would be appredciative

drwart said...

I agree with your opinion that Robert S Oliver is inspirational. I have his book "The Sketch". Looking for more!

Legoramma said...

Thank you for sharing. I am Robert Oliver's youngest son and inherited his great talent. It was sweet to see you bring life back into his work. He has since passed on, however your posting was shared with the entire family and we were touched. I was actually with my parents on their many travels displayed in the book. Dad would plop down in a strange town and start to sketch, drawing crowds, laughter and smiles. Just like the ones you put on my face.