• Ravi Swami

Drawn from Life...

A recent life-drawing session conducted by Central St Martins with acrobat Morgan Barbour resulted in a pose that became the basis for a drawing.

Comic artists in the past have very often relied on living models to aid in drawing characters rather than rely on imagination, especially where their stories feature real people rather than caricatures or "cartoons" - Milton Caniff is a good example, as was Frank Hampson, and the technique invested his character "Dan Dare" with a sense of realism that extended beyond just the form, to include light and shade.

Life Drawing / CSM 19 / 11 / 20


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