Post time 09-23-2023 20:29
Edited by Caro1970 at 09-27-2023 19:40 |
Learning to draw is much like learning to talk. Anyone can do it, but it takes time to develop the ability
to communicate. Drawing is the foundational practice of learning to communicate through a visual
Through drawing we develop the building blocks of this visual vocabulary, learning how to transcribe
marks and techniques and gain confidence in our ability to communicate. Growth happens as we put
aside what we “know” about things, and see the world anew through artists’ eyes. We discover that
our powers of observation are often more trustworthy than our memory banks when describing the
world around us.
If you are willing to open your eyes and your mind, then you can learn to draw. Through patient
practice, your skill will develop. This happens one step at a time, often by learning one specific skill
at a time. With persistent study, your drawings will begin to communicate with force and impact to
the viewer. Like writers who arrange letters into words and form sentences, and musicians who hang
notes on scales to release melodies and harmonies, the visual artist makes varying marks of line, tone,
and color to create pictures.
Come along with me as we develop our visual vocabulary together by learning to draw. The journey
is often very rewarding because practicing drawing is such great fun. I’m confident that your efforts
will reap rewards and your creative voice will gain greater clarity and authority.
Now, let’s begin.
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