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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Comic strips blind sided

In 1947 Life Magazine asked famous comic strip artists to to draw their characters while wearing a blindfold, the results were varied but most of them recognizable. I'm not quite sure why I find this little experiment (scanned images included) fascinating, but I do. I guess it reminds me of exercises I was once subjected to in a traditional graphics class. We were not blindfolded but rather asked to draw with our "wrong" hand, or draw the subject upside down, it really made you look at the small details... the lines. I'll bet these guys could draw their characters in their sleep! Thanks for sharing this Johnny C.