Sunday, January 17, 2010

Your Eye Learns Faster than Your Hand

Remembering the frustration I experienced in drawing class; knowing that I still pause with expectation before a blank page; seeing the angst on drawing students' faces, I often remind them that their eyes will learn faster than their hands. They learn to look faster than they learn to manipulate the marks they can make on a surface. Their eyes are more sophisticated than their fingers. Frustration sets in when they draw too complete a picture in their mind first.

Drawing is a practice.

Mistakes are made. Learning follows.

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