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Moebius Drawing
August 6, 2012 1:15 PM   Subscribe

In preparation for his then upcoming retrospective Transe Forme, Fondation Cartier recorded Moebius doing a series of digital drawings. Recorded in late 2010, these are some of, if not, the last recordings of Moebius drawing that we are likely to see. - Moebius Drawing
posted by Artw (18 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
L'oeil droit, merde. L'oeil droit, merde!
posted by gwint at 1:26 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jesus fucking Christ. Surely another language has a word for the feeling of seeing, step-by-step, exactly how something is constructed, yet still being utterly mystified by how something so gorgeous could be made.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:27 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


THANK YOU!
posted by maudlin at 1:52 PM on August 6, 2012


Thanks for this! Love the fact he didn't use layers. Some of his roughs are ever so light.

Bonus material: His day at Telerama (French cultural weekly) around the same time when he illustrated some of the pages of the magazine. (In French, translation provided on request)
posted by surrendering monkey at 1:56 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thank you, and once again I am amazed by his sense of space.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 2:07 PM on August 6, 2012


Fondation Cartier is awesome. That is all.
posted by Hogshead at 2:11 PM on August 6, 2012


!!! Thank you.
posted by fleacircus at 2:14 PM on August 6, 2012


Recorded in 2056.
posted by Mblue at 3:03 PM on August 6, 2012


I have somewhere in my possessions a mid-1980's 'Smurfs' comic book with the cover signed by Moebius as well as Shannon 'Too Much Coffee Man' Wheeler and a bunch of other artists. Please don't rob me.
posted by item at 3:16 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love the little details of line drawing like this. He makes it look easy. It's not easy, which is a sign of someone really, really talented.
posted by zardoz at 3:29 PM on August 6, 2012


Even though I hadn't paid much attention to Moebius's art since I was a teenager, I was surprised at how upset I got when he passed away earlier this year. There really is a sense of "this is how it is supposed to be" about his work. The fantastic landscapes and characters have a feeling of internal consistency. It's amazing to watch him construct that.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:22 PM on August 6, 2012


Nice link. Thanks, Artw.
posted by homunculus at 8:57 PM on August 6, 2012


Apparently there's an extra on the DVD of Blueberry with Giraud talking about the comic and the film, but I've never found it online. That could be interesting.
posted by homunculus at 8:59 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Although he seems to draw so effortlessly, he must sketch a draft first then scan it, and ink over they greyed image. He must have embraced technology at the start of his Moebius stage, as Blueberry looks like pen and brush. Here's a video of him using a Wacom tablet back in 2009, and here's him doing Blueberry.
posted by arzakh at 9:42 PM on August 6, 2012


Paul Pope plays tribute to Mobius.
posted by Artw at 9:56 PM on August 6, 2012


56 Pages Of Brutal Beauty From Moebius And A Legendary Filmmaker
posted by Artw at 10:08 AM on August 28, 2012


(that's ABOUT the 56 pages, sadly not the pages themselves.)
posted by Artw at 10:08 AM on August 28, 2012


‘Moebius Redux - A Life in Pictures’: Documentary in full
posted by homunculus at 3:58 PM on August 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


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