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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 9

SCENERY CARTOONINGAND LAYOUT

 

 

 

 

Drawing the cartoon is the next step in scenic painting after priming. A cartoon is the line drawing of an image representing the visible edges or intersecting planes of objects, sometimes known as a contour drawing. Cartooning is a significant interpretive and artistic part of the scenic artist’s work: as the image is being enlarged, many decisions have to be made about detail and motif. The cartoon serves as a guide for placement of shade, shadow, and color. Cartooning precedes painting, in most cases, and gives the scenic artist a reference for the painting on the surface of scenery. Cartooning usually is done after the scenery is stretched and primed and may be drawn freehand or mechanically ...

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