1 Introduction

Artists use drawing for a variety of reasons and motivations—telling a story, planning a project in another medium, exploring an intellectual idea, being playful, impacting viewers emotionally or physically, creating a sense of fellowship, maintaining an archive, critiquing power, creating for monetary compensation, or simply maintaining a drawing practice or routine. One motivation most artists have in common, though, is their lifelong role as students, always learning and seeking new approaches that will challenge their skills and assumptions. Keep in mind, this motivation doesn’t always mean moving towards greater photo-realistic rendering skills, although that can be one approach. As artists such as April Childers or Roz Crews ...

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