|Sketched on 2/21/12, Kuretake brush pen, Moleskine sketchbook|
She listened patiently, thought a moment, and then said, “If all you want to do is to render things accurately, anyone can learn to do that. There are all kinds of mechanical tricks and techniques you can learn to make an accurate drawing.” Then she said, “But just because you render something accurately doesn’t mean you have anything to express.”
Whoa. The proverbial sledgehammer to the head. Suddenly I understood the difference between an accurate rendering and an expressive drawing.
In the spirit of expressive drawing, I made the self-portrait above, number 100 (finally!) in the series, without a mirror.