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Advanced Fashion Drawing, Lifestyle Illustration by Bil Donovan

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Chapter Ten

Breaking the Rules

All artistic disciplines are related. The process of making a work in the discipline of dance, music, literature, theater, or the visual arts is organic. It is an ever-changing state of movement and evolution. During the process, ideas not directly related to the current work will surface and can encourage a different line of thought or reason—a by-product of the initial idea, which can become the genesis of a new idea or direction for the artist to pursue. Artists with the foresight to recognize the value in the by-product generated by the initial idea will always have an edge in developing new work. These by-products are generated by accident, but the process of developing new work can also be engineered by the ...

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