Draw the skeleton then the flesh can drape itself as majestically or clumsily as it likes, it will always feel right to look at.
When drawing from life, a beginner will look at an object in bits and pieces, generally disengaging one piece from another. The finished assemblage is just that… an assemblage. One must draw from the inside out to get that special combination of naturalness and correctness.
TREAT THE BODY LIKE LANDSCAPE, BEAUTIFUL UNDULATIONS, CURVING FIELDS THAT HIDE GULLIES AND SHOW OFF HILLS, THE POETRY WILL EXPRESS ITSELF WHEN THE BALANCE IS RIGHT
He would then take the forms, cover the delicate image with a clear sheet to avoid the glue sticking onto the platen, then make the Xerox do its magic.
Original prints made this way were direct to photocopy paper, hard to convince someone that, yes, this photocopy is an original!
“I love charcoal, with a simple stick of black, I find that it holds more than enough variance to colourise any shape or form.”
“Nu, simply beautiful !”
Advice to art lovers: “Collect art, collect as much as you can and if you can’t collect, then make art.”