Cartoon diary

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Cartoons from my cartoon diary…. This is today’s cartoon: This one has been copied from one of Ronald Searle’s, from Jeffrey Archer’s “Cat O’Nine Tales” – one of my favourite books ever… Jeffrey Archer at his British best, and Ronald Searle as the perfect illustrator to capture the light humour of Archer’s stories…     Read more »

Cartooning – Final Phase: Van Gogh

Mara Dall Cartooning-Off to Van Gogh

Now we enter the last phase of our cartoon journey. Van Gogh? It’s just the name of the new forum. I have no pretensions to imitate Van Gogh’s work… not just yet! This is one that I painstakingly copied from the original lithograph wood engravings by John Tenniel, who did the classic illustrations for “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through […] Read more »

Cartooning With Ink

Mara Dall cartooning with ink

Now we graduate from using pencil, and optional pen/ink work, to using a pen with a nib and Indian ink. This is a whole new world, and like any medium, takes time and effort to master.   This one is copied from Hilary Knight’s illustrations, from the book “Eloise Takes A Bawth” (by Kay Thompson). It’s done with a pen […] Read more »