Sunday, January 20, 2013
Published at the end 2012, The Sunday Times Magazine included an interesting feature on the fundamentals of drawing. Going back to the 'ancient artistic discipline' of life drawing involving artists such as our own Michael Frith, Emma Sergeant, Gerald Scarfe and organiser AA Gill, the article talks of the need to study the human form and to draw not only what you see but what you feel. AA Gill says ‘Artists who don’t practise the craft of their art, or who hand it to someone else, are missing out on what is right at the heart, the great joy of making anything. You shouldn’t just be a director of art.’ I’m sure most of you will agree.