Five Images That Prove Wally Wood’s Greatness
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Oh, just for fun, or maybe to get some mileage out of my distracting obsession with Wally Wood. Pretty much what the title says it is: A tiny sampling of why Wood is such a compelling artist.
He understood physical grace (and he was a great costume designer).
He could organize space in a way that made it seem infinite and STILL teeming with “stuff”.
His hyper-detailed, baroque inking style gave aliens and technology a solid, complex dimensionality.
He was funny.
In his later years he figured a wonderfully airy sense of space — his figures no longer stiff or contorted, and his pen line (or assistant’s line) smooth and minimal.
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