I love Andy’s face in the second panel. Reminds me of a certain syndicated comic strip style I can’t quite place.
Anyway, Dash is setting herself up for quite the fall.
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. That strip defined my life in so many ways.
Best. Transition. Ever.
I’m beginning to think that Dash is the Yumi of that dimension.
Love the transition!
Are we going to get actual drawing lessons, too? I want to know what “learning to see” means here.
@Mike: In this case, it sounds like he’s referring to a technique taught by a standard drawing text, “Drawing on The Right Side of the Brain”, by Betty Edwards. The idea is that instead of seeing things as symbols (eg: that an apple is a circle shape), that you should instead focus on contrasts of light/dark, etc. This allows you to draw it how you see it, rather than how you understand it’s form.
What Gabriel said. In our minds, we all have abstract or simplified versions of things we’ve seen, and subconsciously we tend to put that down on paper rather than the forms that are actually in front of us. To really draw from life, you have to free your mind of what you THINK something looks like. At least this is what I–and Andy, presumably–was taught in art school.
I thought that might be it, but the way Andy phrased it made me think there was more. Maybe it’s just that I never fully learned how to do this; I was a very left-brained person the last time I took an art class.
My art teacher worded it: “Draw what you SEE, not what you THINK you see.” It’s always stuck in my mind that way.
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