Sergio "Are You Serious" Toppi




I did the above drawing over a couple days warming up in the morning. They are all copies from the grandmaster 2000XL of ink: Sergio Toppi. He is a modern master, and is still with us, although he is getting up there in age. He's one of my favorite artists, in any medium, and I think I'm gaining a lot studying his work. His use of negative space is just as impressive as his use of "positive."

Not familiar? Here are three incredible links with a lot of great pages of his work:


Up next: Alberto Breccia.

take care,
-francis

10 comments:

Tyler Schatz said...

toppi is indeed a champ, GP introduced me to his work not too long ago and ive been flippin out over his panel layouts and composition

lookin good man!

Aaron Rossell said...

Dude! Fantastic idea--learning marks from Toppi. Earlier in the year I got a "Doodles&Sh!t Goodie Bag" which was a massive zip download featuring all sorts of stuff, but my favorite was a complete comic by Toppi. I've sat mesmerized looking at his work, but never thought to get out my pens and attempt to emulate. I wonder how much effort he goes through to shoot such interesting reference...

Movo Me said...

thanks for the links, ive been scouring my 2 toppi books for a year now and have been jonesing for more.

LuisNCT said...

great election to do masterstudies from Toppi. What kind of drawing material have you used?

Weberson Santiago said...

Toppi is great!!!

Andy said...

Personally, I think the copies are better than the originals. Your line is more expressive and fluid. Shows real mastery. And don't get me wrong, I like Toppi's work, he is great.

Jared Fiorino said...

Nice studies man! I remember when George Pratt introduced me to him via one of his books, I think it was the tarot card one, I flipped. Good stuff!

Del Rey said...

Toppi rocks my socks hah. awesome stuff!

J.E. Cole said...

Toppi is the mutherfucking man!
What a shame so little of his work is in English:(

Dominic Bugatto said...

Love Toppi , just recently ordered a coupla his books.

Brilliant drawings , you've got some killer chops yourself.