I’m glad to highlight Norfield’s artwork. His linework is so clever. This series have given me a lot of fun! I have about three more to share, so watch this space
Another Edgar Norfield drawing from the series Great Moments in a Girl’s Life from London Opinion 1948 May issue
I’ve been going through my collection of London Opinion (“and The Humorist”, to give it its full title) and present here #26 in the series which I have featured previously drawn by Edgar Norfield. The next few posts will be the rest of the series that I own.
1947 was still the height of rationing and ‘mend and make do’ in Britain
I also like the Lilliput type juxtaposition – whether intentional or not of the windmill sails
Another nice drawing – this time a play on words
and just in case you don’t get it……
Courtesy and © Look and Learn
Another one in the series from London Opinion March 1947 p29. Notice how the shape of the woman in question is formed. A simple curve and letraset filling the form.The banker also appears to be completed in drybrush. I love the fact (or maybe it’s just me) how Norfield places the hands and in my mind I associate draughts in unpleasant places!
Mark Garfitt kindly sent me this picture from a calendar from 1938 – see his comment below!!!
Here’s #13 of the series in London Opinion magazine July 1947 (page 29) drawn by Edgar Norfield or ‘EN’
The Internet is a wonderful thing. I tripped over some old London Opinions the other day and fell in love with an artist new to me .
‘EN’ He signed his work very consistently as EN but just once in a while it also said:
Who is this consistently good artist from the 40s?
A quick search shows my old friend Steve Holland has mentioned him in passing but more exciting is the Pathé news reel of Edgar Norfield at work
I have a few more by Norfield to share (including more of the series “Great moments in a girl’s life” and hope to do it more often this year, but who knows, this is a hobby after all!