Teaching abstraction

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Teaching abstraction

From Virgil Elliott

Published before 2005


Greg Scheckler wrote:
Anybody can make a good drawing.

Greg,

I consider that a preposterous statement. If you have very low standards of what you're willing to call a "good" drawing, maybe. I've seen plenty of bad drawings by people who worked very hard at trying to learn to draw well. This sounds like more of the same modern-day academic party line nonsense I've been hearing from college-brainwashed people since around 1958, stock assertions parroted pretty much verbatim to minimize the importance of realistic rendering. Some people might fall for it, but I know better.

Virgil Elliott