66 Breaking Away

We sometimes tend to get stale after doing the same thing, the same old way, time and time again. That’s what vacations are for — to break away and do something different. In the Gesture Class recently, I suggested the students “break away ” for a couple of hours and experience a refreshening in this drawing venture.

With all due respect to Steve Huston, the Anatomy Instructor, I encouraged the artists to forget anatomy for the time being, and to use the broad side of a broad pen, drawing as if they were having a seizure — going for a style of drawing that was foreign to them. Halfway through class we switched to a fine point pen, drawing as freely and delicately as we could. The idea was to get them to draw not a photographic ...

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