Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Inspiring Quote of the Week: Sketching

During my freshman year at CalArts, our animation teacher Dan Boulos used to come in every week and write a quote on the board to inpire us . He usually got his quotes from "The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri. Here's one on sketching:

People say ,"It is only a sketch." It takes the genius of a real artist to make a good sketch-to express the most important things in life-the fairness of a face-to represent air and light and to do it all with such simple shorthand means. One must have wit to make a sketch. Pictures that have had months of labor expended on them may be more incomplete than a sketch.

7 comments:

Skribbl said...

Who was in your class @ CalArts?

chris chua said...

Hmm...let's see...

Travis Hathaway, Greg Lewis, Frank Peak, Josie Trinidad, Stef Choi among other very talented artists. Did you go to CalArts, skribbl?

fpeak said...

skribbl otherwise known as THRAXISJR!!!!!!! You are the bane of my existence............RRRRRRRAAAAANNNNNNJJJOOOOOO!!!!!! Always jumpin in here and there, never responding to comments, or private messages. Busted!

chris chua said...

The Great Thraxis Jr. has been uncovered! Good memory Frankie!

Jenny said...

Heh....Dan B. was in MY class. Talk about taking you back!
; )

THRAXISjr said...

Ha ha!

I'm busted!!

Who is skribbl??

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