Heinrich Kley

The Drawings of Heinrich Kley

The Drawings of Heinrich Kley – The thing that I love about Kley’s work is the amazing gestural qualities of his characters.  Whether they’re human, animal or something entirely different, each drawing looks and feels emotional.  From ice skating elephants to racing centaurs, Kley makes the viewer believe that his characters are really engaging in their actions.  The balance of their form and the exaggeration of their shapes offer more than just a recreation of the world around Kley…he’s bringing a whole new world to life.  Not to mention he’s doing this in pen and ink!  Simply put, he’s able to breath life into these wonderfully creative moments that never existed.