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Re: drawing as a skill

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 13:18:00 -0400


gregjuli wrote:

> There are those who assoiciate drawing with art in general. After I've had faculty >
tell me they can't draw some of them will go on to say they can't do art at all.

Thanks for your kind words. One additional thought on this subject: Everyone--that is,
*everyone* can draw--no matter what they say. Ask anyone on the planet to draw a house,
dog, man, woman, car, flower, tree, etc. and any other person will find it immediately
recognizable! But of course none of these pictures will measure up against the Old Master
drawings we've studied in school.

So, it's not a drawing problem after all. It's something psychological isn't it? Like
convincing folks that what comes easily to them--for example when they say: "You like
that? Why that's nothing---that's the thing I do all the time!" That the particular
*thing* they do so well, so effortlessly, in a sense is what they really are as
individuals; as artists.

Best wishes,
Joseph

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