CHENNAI: A few strokes in the right place — this is what it takes to draw a cartoon. On Sunday, several renowned cartoonists shared their suggestions and groomed budding artists at a workshop titled A LIVE(LY). Students and cartoonists were in the audience, including several retired bank officers and government employees. Offering his suggestions to the enthusiastic audience, Jeyaraj, a noted cartoonist said, “Think before you draw. To draw a human, learn anatomy and practice it. One should not try to draw perfectly, but a creative stroke might end up as a perfect cartoon.”
Nandhini, film director and author of a comic thriller Sivappu Kal Mookuthi said, “I am learning the strokes of cartoons now and plan to release Inspector Rishi, a comic novel, soon,” she said. She explained the methods her design team used to structure the story boards and character design for her book.
Explaining his interest in caricature, Jeyaraj said he started sketching anatomy when he was very young. “When I was 8, I could draw a naked human body. I also drew people who sat still in libraries reading books.” The event was organised by caricaturist Rajamaran K and cartoonist Ramki to interact with students and others.