Drawing Sexy Women: Autobiographical Sketches

Drawing Sexy Women: Autobiographical Sketches

by Frank Thorne

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Less a "how-to" book than an examination of the thinking behind erotic illustration. Thorne also recalls his long career, including working with Stan Lee and his encounter with Bettie Page. Illustrated with art and photos.

This is, simply, Frank Thorne's paean to women and art. Chronicling Thorne's days as an art student, his growing fascination and love of the female form, his professional association with famous bondage photographer Irving Klaw and Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee, his encounters with Hollywood, and his emergence as the most imaginative, uninhibited, preeminent erotic artist in America. Consider this a companion to The Crystal Ballroom!

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ISBN-13: 9781560973874
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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Drawing Sexy Women is a remarkable autobiography/portfolio of the works, thinkings, and defining moments in the career of Frank Thorne. The book relays quit well the love and appreciation of the female form which inspired him as well as anecdotal stories and sketches of his meetings and sessions with beautiful women and those that helped him on his road to success.

Like snapshots in the workings of the mind of Frank Thorne, not a page passes in this work that is not adorned with an example of his work, skillfully relaying not only the beauty of the women he drew but the situations, circumstances, and mood of the moment.

Though this book of 83 pages is mostly on the life and work of Mr. Thorne, the final 10 pages are a guide to drawing women by the artist himself. Perhaps more inspiring than technical, the guide gives perhaps a clearer window into Mr. Thorne's art than the autobiography itself by revealing his thought process', inspiration, and love of the female form that guides him through his work.

An exciting read not only for those interested in the man himself but for any seeking to understand the mind of a great sketch artist and cartoonist as an inspiration for their own pursuits.