Art 1 – stylizing your characters….


Saul Steinberg defined drawing as “a way of reasoning on paper.”

His work was witty, humanistic, and often a wry commentary on human nature and the human condition.  Other artists that do this, with a more specific intention and message, are political cartoonists. Even though they sometimes use a few words, it is mainly the picture that tells the story.

Let’s look at the work of Eric Devericks from the Seattle Times and see how he plays creatively to stylize a figure.  He exaggerates and distorts for expressive effects that are based on visible reality…..

Here’s the work of Scott Stantis from the Chicago Tribune…. a lot of work goes into his drawings, as you can see in this time lapse version….

In Syria, Ali Farzat’s political cartoons were so potent that  his hands were broken by those who fear the power of his art.

More information is in the article cited below



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