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How to stop art falling on your head

If art could talk it would say, ‘What the fuck are you looking at.’

Rebel Without a Palette

One painting is an idea, a room full, an argument. ‘Yeah, you can put one painting down to experience, but a room full, that’s a deliberate act of provocation.’

Rebel Without a Palette

Drawing is the skill of making marks represent things; it’s the skill of getting the line to do the talking; at its best, it’s the skill of accuracy honed by the carefree spirit of a scribble: Remember: line rhythm is the heart and soul of the ‘good drawing’ party. ‘I bet you have a weak handshake.’

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Drawing skill is self-belief skill.

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If spirit is the soul of art, drawing is its earthly bones.

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Drawing is practice to the visual arts as practising scales is to music.

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Slow drawing practice is as essential in the visual arts as it is in music, so slow down speed freaks.

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Drawing is not a luck of the draw; it’s learning to draw properly.

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Everything in the visual world is relative my dear Watson: Drawing is seeing relationships, and a satisfactory whole is a sum of all accurately seen relationships. ‘Everyone on my public housing estate is a relative of mine, dear Watson.’

Rebel Without a Palette

BEWARE OF THE WET PAINT! ‘What a waggishly arty-farty name to give a dog.’

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.