Original Roy Raymonde Preliminary Cartoon for Playboy USA 'Faith'

Original Roy Raymonde Preliminary Cartoon for Playboy USA 'Faith'

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  • Handmade
  • Vintage
  • Materials: Watercolour, Indian Ink, Pencil

This is part of the Raymonde preliminary cartoons drawn for the editors of Playboy USA.

Roy worked for Playboy between the 70's and 2002. He had hundreds of cartoons published and was one of Hugh Hefner's favorite cartoonists. However, Roy was a very private man based in Essex, UK, so not a lot is known about him. Therefore, as Roy's family, it's been a great joy to rediscover the work he did for Playboy and other publications such as Punch, Mayfair and the Sunday Telegraph, since his passing in 2002 as well as hearing from old fans how he influenced their futures as cartoonists.

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The painting is captioned:

"I was hoping for a little charity, Faith!"

Captioned in pencil by Roy and signed 'Raymonde rough' in ink.

After creating an idea/situation Raymonde’s drawings were first sketched out in pencil on watercolour paper and then inked in Indian ink with a steel dip pen. The colour was applied using sable brushes, from a variety of water-based mediums – watercolour, coloured inks, acrylics or gouache. A great experimenter, he would use whatever came to hand and whatever would give him the effect he was looking for.

The preliminaries were sent of to the USA for approval before the roughs were sent back to be repainted and published. This was all before the internet, so everything was done by mail.

It's in great condition as all cartoons were kept in Roy's studio until now when the family have decided to sell some of his incredible work from Playboy Magazine & Punch Magazine. The paper does show some natural signs of age and ware but overall is in very good condition. Please see images for more details.

We also highly recommend the artwork is kept under UV protected light or somewhere dark to protect the colour.

Visit www.royraymonde.com for more info.

Feel free to email us (the Raymonde family) with more questions!

***Please note the preliminary work is not being sold for commercial reproduction and copyright belongs to the Raymonde family.

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Layla Cisco Jan 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful piece! A new favorite in my collection. Came perfectly pact.

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Andrew Hickinbottom Aug 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful artwork, packed well and arrived quickly - thank you very much!

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