Having managed to crawl from under the mountain of storyboards I've been making during the preproduction of my grad film, I took a little trip into London last week to see Matt Jones give a talk on Artist and Cartoonist Ronald Searle at the Cartoon Museum.
The museum is currently hosting a collection of Searle's work, in particular his reportage work, as Searle himself entered his 10th decade last month! I love the quality of his line and how it all seems so simple and effortless yet the pictures are so layered and complex, and most importantly, so full of life. I can't really do his work justice in words but instead I can recommend the online tribute full of fantastic sketches and illustrations put together by Matt Jones here.
When I got back from the talk I went through the folder of artwork I've been gathering up to help inspire the look of my film and lo and behold, Ronald Searle artwork!
It was so inspiring to see so much great work. I can now get back to storyboarding feeling fully recharged!
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