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Sitting Woman by Kent Williams
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by Kent Williams
Kent Williams is one of a handful of artists that have totally murdered any real artistic ambition I ever had.
There are plenty of artists who are way, way better than I am, but Williams is one of the ones - foremost among them, actually - who, if I can’t BE him, my own drawings are always going to be frustrating.
He’s got a scratchy, easy line and an ability to make ordinary or awkward people look beautiful, that was a perfect complement in the Epic comics of the eighties to his contemporary Jon J Muth - the perfect expression of which was in the series “Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown”.
My adoration of Williams’ work walks hand in hand with my love of Egon Schiele - an artist who he seems heavily influenced by. In fact, though I’ve always seen Muth as the Gustav Klimt to Williams’ Schiele, it seems clear that both contemporary artists are heavily influenced by each of the earlier ones.
There are plenty of people who tell me that I’m a pretty good artist, but it’s kind of like the action hero who, when complimented on a head-shot, admits that he was only aiming to disarm - if you bear in mind that I’m always trying to draw like Williams, suddenly I don’t look so competent!
This is a picture he dun of a nekkid lady!