+$Superheroes willing to sit for portraits are scarce. That's what Daniel Morris found. So he decided to set up an art group featuring the next best thing: circus performers.
+$Daniel enlisted the services of+$Gravity Circus Centre+$'s Yam Doyev. With the exclusive use of his circus training space in London, and its performers as models, Sketch Up was born.
+$"When I want to sketch a superhero pose," the Sketch Up founder says,
+$"it's difficult to get accurate source material.
+$"I realised the potential of using circus performers – tightrope walkers, trapeze artists – modelling positions that simply can’t be seen in a typical life-drawing sessions."
+$The group was also conceived to give artists a sense of community, an environment encouraging the exchange of ideas and opportunities to collaborate on more ambitious projects, such as graphic novels and animations.
+$"This doesn’t happen sat alone behind a computer screen," Daniel says. "I was always a little envious of the huge art communities in places such as the US. They seem to often meet face-to-face and share their passion for art. I found it odd that, in London, people were content to communicate solely through forums.
+$"Maybe I'm being a little traditional, but I value the social aspect of art as much as developing my art, so I was keen to place a flag in the ground and say: let’s meet here."
+$For more information on Sketch Up点击这里。
这篇文章最初出现在ImagineFX+$issue No. 108
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