March 03, 2014

Art is theft, Ctd

By looking at the two cartoons above, you can see a similarity. The one on the left is on I did during an evening of Live Drawing at the Wine Bar, Portush. The one on the right is by Ian Knox for BBC Hearts and Minds, done some years ago.
"Only those with no memory insist on their originality." 
— Coco Chanel 

"Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning." 
― George Bernard Shaw 
The point of this is to show, how by learning Ian Knox by heart, I am able to borrow and replicate without reproducing. My piece isn't a like for like, but a homage with an echoe of Ian Knox dancing throught the lines.

The cartoon below is from the same evening. As I looked at my subject I was suddenly reminded of Plug from the Beano. So once again, this work is not a direct reproduction, but a borrowing and reworking.

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