Drawing – Seeing vs. Knowing | Zen School for Creative People


When we draw, there is often a conflict between what we see and what we know.  The top sketch shows the head tilted back so far it cannot be seen.  The body is “foreshortened” with the legs appearing longer and larger than the top half of the figure.  This goes completely against what we know and our natural temptation is to correct what we see and adjust it to what we know.  This temptation is to be resisted at all costs.  

via Drawing – Seeing vs. Knowing | Zen School for Creative People.

 

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