Win a free subscription to The Dramatist! Ian Sklarsky’s cover illustration for our 2013 Season In Review special edition issue is a collage of eleven separate drawings of theatres in New York, Chicago & Los Angeles. The first person to correctly identify all eleven theatres will win a free 1-year subscription to The Dramatist.
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The first Special Edition of The Dramatist is now shipping from @dramatistsguild, featuring a cover and several interior illustrations by artist Ian Sklarsky.
Working in “blind contour” (rendering a figure or object with one, continuous line made without looking at the paper), Sklarsky often incorporates a post-rendering, watercolor wash, taking the technique to a new level.
For this cover of The Dramatist, he drew eleven different theatres from three different cities (New York, Chicago and Los Angeles) to mirror the content inside the magazine. Then he combined his individual drawings into this unique theatre collage.
Looking at Sklarky’s work, we can often see the starting and ending points of his drawings, heightening the awareness that this was drawn by hand (not computer generated). As we follow the journey of the line, we can almost project ourselves into the process, imagining what it was like to make it. Art which is hand-made (yet completely sophisticated) and makes its audience feel part of the process seemed a perfect fit for a publication celebrating theatre writers.
See more of Sklarsky’s work on his beautiful website: http://iansklarsky.com
My photography: Composer/orchestrator Daryl Waters photographed for the May/June 2013 issue of The Dramatist.
My Photography: Actor/dancer/singer/model Mark MacKillop photographed in Morningside Park, NYC 2013.