Dr. Seuss - Illustration Art

Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated.

Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience.

By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

 

Stars Upon Thars These Things Are Good Things
Stars Upon Thars Diptych These Things Are Good Things Diptych
Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversay Triple-Sling Jigger
King of the Pond Earth Friendly Lorax
We Looked! Then we Saw Him Step in on the Mat! Sam-I-Am Diptych
Oh, The Stuff You Will Learn Little Cats B, C and A
Would You? Could You? In a Car? Oh, The Places You Will Go
Lorax Book Cover Hop On Top Of Pop
Star-Belly Friends Turtle Tower
Green Eggs and Ham Inside Cover They’ve Proved They Are Persons No Matter How Small
I Like To Eat Cake In A Tub If Santa Could Do It, Then So Could The Grinch
Black Fish Blue Fish Old Fish New Fish On The Far Away Island Of Salamasond Yertle the Turtle
Fox In Socks Happy Birthday To You Book Cover
The Speck-Voices Was Talking! How The Grinch Stole Christmas Book Cover
Sylvester McMonkey McBean The Bee Watcher
They've all gone to bed in the beds of their choices A Game I Call Up Up Up With A Fish!
Illustration Portfolio IV Illustration Portfolio II
Illustration Portfolio III Illustration Portfolio V
Illustration Portfolio I Illustration Portfolio VI
Happy Birthday Diptych I Call Them Thing One and Thing Two
I Am Sam If I Can't Find a Reindeer, I'll Make one Instead!
I Am The Lorax, I Speak for the Trees The Sneetches 50th Anniversary
Kid, You'll Move Mountains Grinch at Mt. Crumpit 50th Anniversary
Oh, The Stuff You Will Learn! A Plethora Of Fish
Racing North To Get Cool A Plethora Of Flowers
This Sound Sounded Merry Ted's Cat - 50th Anniversary Print

 

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