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How to draw very big – Part One


I shall be drawing at the Shrewsbury cartoon festival during the weekend of April 20-22.

This is a fantastic annual event organised by a group of Britain’s very best cartoonists and very kindly supported by Shrewsbury and Atcham District Council.

This year, I have to draw in the town square on a very large board, 8 feet wide by 6 feet high – with lots of folk peering over my shoulders. The theme is trade and business.

Here’s a small diagram giving you an idea about the relative proportions of this board and as you can see, it’s going to be an interesting challenge. My colleague Royston Robertson is also on Big Board duty this year and you can almost see the fear in his recent blog entry about it.

I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!

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  • Rod McKie

    I read about this. Rolf Harris made it look easy, it isn’t – but you’ll cope. I’m confident.

    Cartoons are looking exceptionally good these days – in my humble op’.

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