When I was first exposed to Franklin Booth's artwork about two years ago, I was dumbstruck by his tight and meticulous pen strokes like a woodcut print.
Franklin Booth is an artist who I think I've kind of missed the forest for the trees. Upon discovering his work during college I think I became too distracted by his hatching style and spent most of my time trying to imitate it rather than studying the incredible compositions which I now firmly believe have solidified his place in art history.
He shows a remarkable sense of scale.
And pulls back on his "camera" to dwarf human beings against their vast surrounds and infinitely complex natural beauty.
And as a bonus for those obsessive, articulate types like myself, here are some close up shots and scans of Booth beautiful pen strokes.
Saturday: Inspirational Illustrations: Pesky Pirates
Wednesday: Admirable Artists: Frank Frazetta (For realsies this time!)