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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre by Don Harvey, Ben Sammler

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Max Leventhal

Two Periscopes for Full-scale Cartooning

 

To translate a small rendering or painting onto a large set element, the scenic artist may first make a full-scale line drawing, often called a “cartoon.” In order to achieve an accurate drawing, a set painter makes the cartoon from a full-scale projection of the original artwork. Any opaque, carousel, or large-format projector can reproduce the original on a wall or a screen perpendicular to the floor. But for those artists who prefer to paint their material on the floor, either the Flying Periscope or the Cart Periscope described below would allow the cartooning to be done in the same location as the actual painting.

CARTOONING WITH A FLYING PERISCOPE

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