Drawing is the honesty of art.

Posted: October 21, 2017 in art, Roz Abellera, Uncategorized
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This is a fantastic quote by the legendary artist Salvador Dali. I think he is referring to the “rawness” and immediacy of drawing. There are no paint brushes to use tricks and techniques with. No spectrum of colors to splash around on the canvas. It’s just an artist, a pencil and a piece of paper.

I like to see an artist draw because this is how I can see their talent in raw form. This is how I can see how technically skilled they are with their hands. I liken it to taking a singer and putting them in front of a microphone with no effects, no reverb, no auto-tune.  You can hear if a singer is really talented if they can wow you with nothing but their voice and microphone.

Dali was right, a drawing is either good or bad. With drawing you’re not going to get away with splashing some color on a canvas and calling it “abstract.” You have to have some “chops.” The honesty of art.

This is why I love drawing. You get the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

-Roz

 

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