“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory – where it stays – it’s transmitted by your hands.” — Martin Gayford, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney
A convincing drawing has many qualities; correct proportions, sensitive line quality, well placed tonality, and more. Each of the student’s works strives hard to achieve these qualities. Here I will show some drawings from the workshops, and share what I enjoy most in each work.
Being able to observationally draw something that’s in front of you is an art skill that is both most fundamental and most difficult to master. If our students spend time practicing drawing on the spot, they will be well on their way to becoming accomplished artists.