Photoshop painting of Eddystone lighthouse, inspired by one of Victor Hugo’s beautiful ink drawings.
I did a copy of this marvellous painting by Hugo myself, years ago. The shapes of the baroque structure with all the bits hanging off it are so appealing as is the case with your own drawing. I like the glint of sunshine too.
I’ve enjoyed all the other terrific illustrations on your blog.
Hope you and the family are well.
Thank you Pete and thanks for looking at my blog! I love Victor Hugo’s drawings, it’s amazing how loose and bold they are. Regarding his Eddystone lighthouse piece, a while ago I saw an engraving at the maritime museum in Greenwich which predated his drawing. It was remarkably similar so I think that’s where he got it from.
I looked up some more of Victor Hugo’s work on the internet after your comment, Colin. I’d only ever seen the lighthouse image so I was surprised to see many other images of great quality. Some of it is abstract and well ahead of its time. Like you, I really love his bold and confident use of making marks on paper. Great stuff!
Thank you for your kind words Victoria!
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