7 MAR 2012
ARTT110 – WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2
The quote that sticks with me most is “Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see- to see correctly – and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye” Kimon Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw, 1941 from textbook The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards, pg 3. This is mainly because as much as I enjoy art; I never felt that I could ever be any where close to the display of art that I have seen from others. This is more of why I shut down that side of me never to visit it again and to find other ways or forms to be expressive, until this class.
In comparing my first drawings to the most recent drawings, I mostly see that I am extremely shy with the pencil, when it comes to drawing or trying to create some type of picture on paper. However, as this class progressed I tried to focus on my inner confidence in the many other things that I do in life and do very well. I still feel that I am not nearly as confident to make any strong statements in drawing. I think my lesson here was more to overcome the fear of what others may think, and what they can do and to also not to see things as I compare to the ability of those around me. For me it’s like a mental game, where our thoughts and attitude share so much of our reality.
I did say at the start of this class, “I am not artistic,” or “I am no artist,” because my first association with the term “artist” is a person that is so highly skilled at their art that they are able to sell their work in galleries and stores. I have learned that those are actually “professional visual artist”, but for the rest of us our own artist within manifests itself in our everyday lives as we interact with others, solve problems, nurture our families, maintain and grow our businesses – we are constantly creating. As stated in our textbook and I agree “we see drawing as a magical process”, because it is difficult for me to imagine...