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The other E. H. Shepard
October 5, 2012 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Though virtually synonymous with his images for Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows, Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976) was one of the most consistent and wide-ranging illustrators of the twentieth century.
posted by curious nu (6 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I found this through Kate Beaton's tumblr the other day. Wonderful illustrations!
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:11 AM on October 5, 2012

Nice. What the heck is the guy in that second drawing "burdened" with? Eeyore's carcass? Automobile loan payments?
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:33 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ooh, lovely, thank you. Along with Ardizzone one of my favorite illustrators.
posted by yoink at 8:34 AM on October 5, 2012

A real pleasure, but also interesting in terms of his technique, with some being much more finished. I know little about drawing technique, but he seems to have sketched with abandon, redrawing lines over and over until the result looks hazy, before zeroing in on the single sharp final version. I know sketches are only sketches, but I have the impression that it's not quite usual to go over them so much?
posted by Segundus at 2:11 PM on October 5, 2012

his daughter Mary illustrated the Mary Poppins books.
posted by brujita at 5:09 PM on October 5, 2012

I love his illustrations, and this is a nice collection - thanks for posting it!
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:43 PM on October 5, 2012

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