Embedded Artist in Afghanistan

0 Posted by - June 26, 2007 - Blog

In an interesting twist on embedded journalism, artist Richard Johnson is living amongst Canadian troops in Kandahar drawing daily illustrations for the National Post. Johnson is the graphics director for Canada's right-wing newspaper, and has been blogging about his experiences on the Post's website since late May, with several entries and drawings making the crossover to the printed world.

Bonus: Scrolling to the bottom of the page will reveal a collection of nude drawings Johnson sketched while preparing for his assignment, which somehow snuck past the Post's morality police.

“This girl could really strike a pose and hold it,” Johnson comments. “The drawings are good and pretty to look at, but I am still not capturing features as accurately and quickly as I will need to. Still, I don't expect to see a lot of this in Kandahar.”

Via Drawn.

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