Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Say Cheese!

That would be a loose translation of the German phrase: Bitte recht freundlich!
This Heinrich Kley ink sketch portrays an energetic photographer trying to position a male model for a perfect picture. The man being photographed is covering his private parts with a hat, and he is tied to some sort of measuring contraption. And there are nails going through his feet…
It’s difficult figure out if there is a specific meaning to this illustration, or if Kley is just playing around.
In any case, it’s fun to compare the two contrasting poses. 

I never get tired of Kley’s definition of anatomy. The guy remains relevant to any serious animation student.