Bold Drawing, heavens!

flowers pastelHeavens! (As Lady Mary would say).  Isn’t it obvious that an artist should develop his skill to the best of his ability.  (Or hers.)  (Of course)  You should learn to draw to such a degree that you can draw anything. Or if it makes you too nervous to think about it that way, then just draw.

But once you develop skill, then what? What is the point of skill?  Once you know that you can draw, why shouldn’t you use that skill in a daring way?  Sometimes slowly, carefully, yes.  Sometimes drawing boldly, faster than you can think. Draw experimentally, being all “what if” about drawing.

Draw the unaccustomed view. Don’t let the left brain know, what the right hand is doing. Or the left hand. Stamp a big TOP SECRET across your mind, across your thoughts, and just see. Be all eye and hand.

Make many drawings. Take many chances. Hurry!

[Above, large fast drawing, study for a painting, pastel on Canson Mi-teintes, 19 x 24 inches]