I appreciate Joseph's good wishes and thank him for taking the time to review
the promotional webpages I forwarded in my listserve posting (repeated
In regard to his observations. He is correct in observing that I use
assignments in my introductory DRAWING FORM OBSERVATION text that require
students to work from their imagination. He's less accurate, however, in
observing that it involves "most" or "all" of the assignments in the text
(two assignments - "imaginary birdhouses" and "monsters" - out of sixteen).
Also, when the text does encourage students to work from their imagination it
does so with the clearly stated expectations that their imaginary forms be
constructed in accordance with the rational principles of perceptual drawing
that were developed during the Renaissance.
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