Drawing B.C. – Before Computers
Art of drawing, Before Computers
Before moving to Ocean Isle Beach, Miller Pope (“Tales of the Silver Coast,” “Miller Pope’s Book of Pirates”) was a top illustrator in New York publishing, working for advertising agencies in the “Mad Men” era and creating artwork for The Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest and other publications, as well as a number of textbooks.
He recalls those days in “Drawing B.C.” as in Before Computers (Island Press, $16.95 paperback). Pope demonstrates techniques that he and other commercial artists used fn predigital days to get eyecatching effects that conveyed the message. (Helpful hint: “Less is More.”).
Younger artists can learn a trick or two; the rest of us will be transported into a color-filled retro-world.
- Ben Steelman
The Wilmington Star News, Wilmington, NC