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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Taking a step...BACK

For the past couple of days I have been really working hard....a little too hard.  I been really trying to push and push to get new works done and not taking the time to solve problems.  I was there this past Tuesday at the Studio Clout meetup and got some good drawing time in.  With that came the answer to my problems, and it was not I who figured it out...I need to refine my drawing skills and techniques.  I need to restudy human anatomy and learn to sketch the figure that I see...not what I think.  Today I just started a very insightful book entitled, "The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci" by Jean Paul Richter.  With this I'm planning on relearning my hand and really getting down into anatomical studies as well as other elements the Da Vinci writes about.  One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "THAT A PAINTER IS NOT ADMIRABLE UNLESS HE IS UNIVERSAL" coming from the section The Practice of Painting.  All in all I realized that I need to capitalize on the fundamentals before I mess up any more paintings.  So here are the sketches from last Tuesday and tonight!