More Unseen Artwork
- Fri 18 Feb 2011
A second sample of never published behind the scenes naval illustrations.
Our recent selection of Jeff Bevan's naval artwork, here,
details how Jeff was frequently commissioned by the Commando staff
to provide reference artwork for other artists tackling stories
with action set at sea.
These drawings have remained unseen by all but those involved in
the creation of Commando since the 1970s and 1980s. Here, we bring
a further small selection of Jeff's work to a wider audience, with
a third collection here.
In this one image Jeff presented three different views - side elevation, plan, and added, close-up detail - of this South Seas Schooner.
As well as providing guides for other artists, Jeff's work included his own techniques, such as subtle shading, making them works of art rather than mere technical drawings.
The top set of technical views are complemented by the addition of more impressionistic shots of the vessel in action.
As well as ships, subs, and other vessels, Jeff was a master of other naval features, such as weaponry, insignia, and naval structures, like this sea fort.
Jeff would not only provide detailed drawings, his sketches would frequently feature in-depth notes, and factual information about the boats.