Franklin Booth (1874-1948) was an American illustrator best known for his pen drawings that are nothing short of mind-blowing. His intricately detailed drawing style developed as a misconception of printing processes. When Booth was a young boy growing up in rural Indiana he taught himself to draw by imitating what he thought were pen and ink illustrations from current newspapers/magazines etc but they were in fact woodcuts, executed by master craftsmen to emulate shading effects.
Truly a master of pen and ink drawings, his unique drawing style captures all the tones of a painting. It is difficult not to become immersed into the world of his beautiful and delicate creations.