Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Should You Interrupt Long Straight Lines?

In his 1916 book Cartoons and Caricatures, Zim advises: “Avoid long straight or curved lines without some object breaking into them. They are inartistic and disturbing to the eye."

"Draw in your background as though you were arranging a stage setting, putting the various pieces of furniture in such positions as to break up the monotony of blank space and long lines. Frequently a good play falls flat owing to poor arrangement of objects on the stage.”

Read more:
From Cartoons and Caricatures or Making the World Laugh, by Zim, 1916, page 29.
Book in Print: The Lost Art of Zim: Cartoons and Caricatures

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your book recommendations have built my art library.