Click image to enlarge. This cartoon tip originally appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The Cartoon!st, the newsletter of the National Cartoonists Society. All series images and texts are copyright © 2016 by the artist.
“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”
“A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.”
“Don’t get it right, just get it written.”
James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
Neighborhood Dawgs V
By Jim Sizemore
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The “Hip Shots” series of photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly,” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting — a related series that may be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own images, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. This feature will appear most Fridays.