What Makes a Good Drawing? [172]

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This week, we turn our attention to the ancient art of drawing and in particular to the question of what makes a good drawing. We both often incorporate drawn marks into our abstract work, but what about drawing as an art form in itself, or as a preparation for paintings, or even as a meditative process designed to enrich our lives?

We look at what is meant by the word ‘drawing;’ and the different purposes it can fulfil – are you drawing to explore or gather information, for personal enjoyment or to create an artwork in its own right.

Drawing can be a way of searching for clarity, a way to filter our ideas and we discuss the balance between accuracy (eg with perspective and proportion) and the inherent personality a drawing can imbue.

We also debate the value of blind or instinctual drawing and consider whether drawing matters at all – is it relevant if you only want to paint abstractly?

‘Landscape with woman working in a field’ by Anton Mauve


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Blog about the summer solstice: https://spiritualgangster.com/blogs/news/summer-solstice-honoring-the-light-within

Glennan Doyle: Untamed https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untamed-Glennon-Doyle/dp/1984801252

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