Thursday, 5 March 2009

Off the shelf: Ronald Searle

It was Ronald Searle’s 89th birthday on Tuesday. This is ‘Gemini’ from his 1977 series called ‘Zoodiac’ – fantastic idea, beautifully drawn. It’s from a French anthology ’45 Ans de Dessins’ published in 1984. There’s a tribute blog by Matt Jones that’s worth a look.
Apart from the creative idea, Searle’s three requirements for success are working discipline, absolute command of the medium and constant productivity. Crikey – I thought you just had to ‘Believe!’


Lee said...

If you believe "The Secret," you just have to believe you're already successful.

If you believe Gladwell, you need a bit of luck too.

nonstickplans said...

Remind me not to tell you any secrets, Nicole - you don't seem to be very good at keeping them. Still, it might save me 10,000 hours; I'll give it a go...

...Nothing. Gladwell must be right.