Posts tagged drawing
Bring Something to the Table, Larry Moore

I've been an artist a long, long time. I took my first steps as a commercial artist at age 13 painting t-shirts, dresses, vans and murals with an airbrush some 45 years ago. And I've devoted a great deal of that time since to the study of art, I had four years of art history in college, most of which I slept through, that is, until my mother insisted I go to Europe for a 6 week art and humanities tour which changed the way I looked at art. Mom's are good like that. After that, I really started to explore what is out there, past and present. If you are reading this, you are a devotee of creating, of being an artist, and as I am sure you have learned, a very big part of being an artist is growth. I am always looking, experimenting, searching for new ideas, new ways of doing things, never satisfied with my own little status quo. As I look back, change has been the one constant in my life, from airbrushing clothes to graphic design to painting stuff to look like stuff. It's been a good run.

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How Important is Drawing to my Working Practise? Haidee-Jo Summers

Occasionally I come across a student whose face drops when I mention the discipline of drawing practice. Somewhere along the line they have picked up the belief that drawing skills elude them and are nursing a hope that it’s not that important to being able to paint, which is what they really want to do anyway. After all there are plenty of techniques out there to lean on if your drawing skills are lacking – grids, tracing, projecting, carbon transfer paper…although admittedly these things are not so easy to use in the field.

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