Tuesday, November 12, 2013

They play well together

I realize now that it isn't a matter of choosing either constructive or direct drawing techniques, but of learning both. It's a false dichotomy - each one really complements the other and to reach the highest levels of drawing competency you need both sets of skills. The meticulous observation and the quick gesture are both necessary components. Interesting, because at different times I've been a proponent of each, and thought of them as opposing forces that can never merge. But to become a complete artist they must merge.

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