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Just before I took off in October, I was conducting four drawing classes a week. The momentum of improvement was awesome. I had gotten everyone to relax and quit trying to make drawings like finished Norman Rockwell or Michelangelo paintings. We have different problems than the so-called illustrator or fine artist. In the time it took those guys to do one painting, an animator will have had to do maybe a hundred drawings. That’s not to say that the great artists of the past, whom we all admire and study, could not or did not zap out a bunch of gesture drawings as studies of or preliminaries to their more complex (and painstaking) paintings.

My occasional reference to the “masters” may seem far afield, but actually it is not. ...

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