Mara Dall Cartooning – St Trinians’ Girls In Paris

Mara Dall cartooning - St Trinians girls in Paris, from Ronald Searle

Those naughty St Trinians’ girls in Paris – a sketched copy of the original by Ronald Searle. I think the original Ronald Searle sketch is now a collector’s item – it certainly should be. It’s another delightful satire on the “wholesome” English education system…. my copy doesn’t do full justice to the original, but I had fun with the challenge! Read more »

Mara Dall Cartooning – more St Trinians

Mara Dall cartooning - more st trinians

Welcome to Mara Dall Cartooning – more St Trinians delights. The first is again a direct copy from Ronald Searle. This was a wonderful study in perspective as well as detail, expression, and contrast. One of my favourites! I attempted this three times, as well as tracing it. The perspective is deceptively tricky, and even this, my third attempt, is […] Read more »

Mara Dall Cartooning – Studying Ronald Searle: St Trinians

Mara Dall cartooning, from Ronald Searle, St Trinian's

Welcome to Mara Dall Cartooning – Studying Ronald Searle: St Trinians, where I share some of my explorations into Ronald Searle’s wonderful drawings of the terrible girls of St Trinian’s. The drawings display dark humour as well as Ronald Searle’s amazing eye for detail and exquisite draftsmanship – all of which I came to appreciate more and more as I […] Read more »

Mara Dall Cartooning – Time For Coffee

  From my work with the Da Vinci cartooning course… Week 19 of daily practice (well, 4-5 days per week). Cartooning is much more relaxed than “drawing” – though in the process we are learning to draw exceedingly well, following the principles of small regular increments, making lots of mistakes (to learn faster) and having fun, being allowed (and indeed […] Read more »