July 30, 2012

Enjoy, understand, create

July 29-30, 2012
You'd think after all the time I've spent staring at these two that it would be easier to produce them on paper. But no. "Learning to draw is about learning to see," says Kit White in 101 Things to Learn in Art School. But isn't it about unlearning to see? About setting feelings aside, carving people up into shapes and lines? A fear that drawing takes me away from what is in front of me.

No, now that I think again, he's right. Drawing is about coming through to the other side. First, breaking things into pieces, practicing them over and over, and then, having mastered the parts, returning to seeing and depicting the whole.


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