Hal Foster (biography)Medium:
Pencil on PaperSize:
8" x 11" (215mm x 278mm)Date:
1971This is the unique original Pencil drawing by Hal Foster.
This is the original preliminary drawing by Hal Foster created for Prince Valiant Sunday page #1783 published on 11th April 1971.
This page appears only 9 pages before Hal Foster's final ever page.
This very detailed drawing was drawn by Foster to guide John Cullen Murphy who would be inking the finished page. This is the sketch which guided Cullen Murphy in his inking the 10th page he had inked for the series, so Foster was being incredibly precise with his visual instructions, including a diamond shaped layout grid to help with balance, perspective and scaling up.
Full of Vikings, Boats, Dragon Ships and Banqueting, this is a great piece of work by Foster.