Drawing – Gesture and Movement

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“We may think of gesture as the character of the action.  Look at two vases – one tall and graceful, the other fat and squat. They are as different in character as two people might be. 

Gesture, as you will come to understand it, will apply to everything you draw.  Even a pancake has gesture.  There is gesture in the way in which a newspaper lies on the table or in the way a curtain hangs.

The key to the nature of a subject is its gesture and from it all other aspects of drawing proceed.

It is far more important that your studies contain this comprehension of movement, of gesture, than that they contain any other single thing.” Kumon Nicolaides

Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door,
in your own mirror
and each will smile
at the others welcome.

Derek Walcott

Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“The ultimate measure of a man (or woman) is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Is Martin Luther King Jr. saying that our actions define us?

Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

The Scream

“Provide words of encouragement.  Try not to judge.  Nothing stays the same forever.  There is always a solution if we persevere long enough.”  Brenda Shoshanna