Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Back to the Drawing Board

We all have fond memories of drawing on scraps of paper when we were kids. Smudging those messy oil crayons around a giant sheet of butcher’s paper drawing Mum, Dad and your brothers and sisters in front of that square house with the mandatory smoke billowing chimney was where it all started. It was here and throughout school that most young artists were inspired enough to pursue art as a career. Some of us loved those art classes where others loved mathematics and chemistry. But once the call of art is heard, it is nigh impossible to deviate from that calling.

To be a good artist I believe one must be able to draw proficiently first and those skills need to be honed on a regular basis; pulling them out of the cupboard and dusting them off so to speak. I doso I get my composition and tones right before touching the canvas.

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