Monday, 30 August 2010

A-Z summer project // MONO TONE [inspiration]

mon·o·tone  (mn-tn)
1. A succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice.
2. Music
a. A single tone repeated with different words or time values, especially in a rendering of a liturgical text.
b. A chant in a single tone.
3. Sameness or dull repetition in sound, style, manner, or color.
1. Characterized by or uttered in a monotone: a monotone recitation of names.

2. Of or having a single color: 
    a spaniel with a monotone coat.

While I was idling through a random book i discovered the beutiful illustrtive work in what i would call the chinese answer to manga

but a damn sight better in my opinion.

the quality of light and dark and tones achieved with just black is, to me, completely brilliant and inspiring

i kept my eye out for these illustrations and they can be found here and there. I found loads of these beutiful little books in an antique market. i nearly bought the lot. -but i got a few where i think the line drawing and tone, where the single use of colour is used to an incredible effect and really makes me think of how to excecute an image.
this artist is my favourite. reminds me of some of Frank Millers work, 

look at the way the closer grass is light not dark. brilliant style

i fucking love this!! wish i had this kind of penmanship

old chinese comics: brutal.
none of this beano and dandy fairy rubbish

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