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Re: drawing realistically

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Tue, 08 Jul 1997 23:43:39 -0700


>Date: Tue, 08 Jul 1997 23:42:18 -0700
>To: Numo Jaeger and Michael Miller <jaegmil>
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: drawing realistically
>In-Reply-To: <E0wllnx-0007BN-00@enterprise>
>
>At 06:44 PM 7/8/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>Hello All,
>>
>>I was wondering what all of you thought about the value of drawing
>>realistically.
>>
>>Is it important to teach all high school art students to drawing
realistically?
>>
>>If so, why? If not, why not?
>>
>>- Numo
>>
>I wonder what da Vinc would would have to
>say on this subject.
>
>WHY?
>Because if one does not learn how to draw
>well, one's paintings cannot improve!
>
>Drawing is the only exercise which requires
>a student to analyze a subject visually, and
>to render it critically.
>Besides, the Disney people require
>all animators to be able to render
>subjects faithfully from live models before
>attempting to stylize them.
>
>Recently, one magazine art director complained
>that the new batch of art school graduates, flat out
>couldn't draw well enough to be hired at entry
>level.
>
>No wonder, "critical" drawing has not been taught in public
>schools for past 40 yrs. If your students like "Bevis
>and Butthead", don't teach them to
>draw effectively - it will spoil them for more of
>the same.
>
>SEE! "Nicolaides, "The Natural Way To Draw", Houghton
>Mifflin Company, Boston, 1941-1969
>
>Still considered the best "how-to" drawing book on
>the market today. You can order a paperback from
>your local book store for under 15 bucks!
>
>rb
>