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The Dinosaur’s Drawing Tricks: Advice from a Courtroom Artist

Presented by L.D. Chukman.

Originally aired September 2018.

Augment your creative toolbox with tricks that courtroom artist L. D. Chukman uses to quickly and accurately portray a scene, working live.

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More About This Webinar or Presenter

Although jobs rise, evolve and fade in the graphics field, drawing remains fundamental to all visual communication. In this webinar we’ll help you augment your creative toolbox with tricks that long-time courtroom artist L. D. Chukman uses to quickly and accurately portray a scene.

We’ll cover:

  • Quick realist drawing and portraiture
  • Dramatic placement in composition
  • Character consistency from image to image
  • Shortcuts to emotional expression

No matter what your current job title is, honing your drawing and composition skills helps build a firm foundation for now and the future. Join us for this fun and informative webinar.

About the Presenter

L.D. (Lou) Chukman graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. Through a series of unusual coincidences he started his career as a courtroom artist in 1975, which has, unbelievably, kept paying him through the present day.

His work is primarily seen on WLS-TV, the ABC outlet in Chicago. His drawings have been broadcast by the Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CBS, WGN, Fox News, CNN, the BBC, and television networks in Denmark, Russia, and India.  He is proudest of a little postage-stamp-sized appearance in The Onion. Other creative jobs include fine arts painter, muralist, caricature artist, portraitist, storyboarder, and cartoonist to order.  He has worked the usual starving-artist side jobs such as college financial aid officer, UPS counter worker, car hiker, and office temp help. He has never waited tables.

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