> I agree with Marcia. The work is technically excellent. But I think this
> young girl, and the thousands like her in our classrooms, need to learn to
> draw from observation and imagination using different styles and techniques
> until they decide on their own personal style. I also have many students who
> give me a hard time when I ask them do draw differently.
> I just had to put in my 2 cents.
agree with Marcia. The work is technically excellent. But I think this young
girl, and the thousands like her in our classrooms, need to learn to draw
from observation and imagination using different styles and techniques until
they decide on their own personal style. I also have many students who give me a
hard time when I ask them do draw differently.
had to put in my 2 cents.
-----Original Message----- From: Mbhirst@aol.com
[mailto:Mbhirst@aol.com] Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:42
AM To: ArtsEdNet Talk Subject: Re: You have GOT to check
out this young artist
Ok...I checked out this young
artists work. I agree that it is very well crafted and all the important
"things" are there ie. technical skill, composition, nice line quality, self
expression, etc however, I have seen enough of these big earred creatures to
last me a lifetime. This comic style is abundant in the high school art room
and most beginning high school artists have copied anime or manga or some
other comic book style until thats all they can do! I spend a great majority
of my time unteaching this and begging these kids to draw from observation,
too. This comic style is a crutch that most young artists cannot throw away.
Yes, the Old Masters copied other artist's work....but I do not think that we
should condone this copying activity. In history, the young artists copied the
great artists who copied from nature. These young artists are copying art that
has been copied from art that has been copied from art. Some of my students
have successfully built on their lessons from this figure drawing practice,
but most will be drawing these figures when they are 40! And the eyes will
always relate to the Manga genre and the ears will always be
pointed.... Just my biased opinion, but this thread struck a
nerve. Marcia H in IL
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