a brief Life Class slideshow – this one to accompany:
(Life) Drawing notes for Paulinas
Drawing is not the same as form; it is a way of seeing form
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence
Matisse does a drawing, then he recopies it. He recopies it five time, each time with cleaner lines. he is persuaded that he last one, the most spare, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and yet, usually it’s the first. When it comes to drawing, nothing is better than the first sketch
In Mondrian’s scaffold drawings
you follow the movements of lines in a force-field of expression – you no longer ask whether a picture is finished.
The art of drawing is the art of omission.
Leon Polk Smith
Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you’re enclosing. The shape you’re making on the outside is as important as the one you’re making on the inside. Get into the habit of thinking that you are drawing two forms, one on either side of the line