Drawing is the the fundamental basis of painting; drawing an object lets us understand it, know it and learn more about it’s structure, not to mention how light falls upon it and plays tricks with our perception. Picasso used to say, ‘ I do not paint what ...
Tag: drawing tips
2, March 2012Paul Priestley
You have a blank piece of paper, canvas and the thought you want to create something, but where do you start? Being creative is harder than you think, but there are things you can do to get the creative juices flowing.Just start scribbling. The first idea is rarely the best ...
6, January 2012Paul Priestley
Successful drawing is essentially about confidence, perseverance and developing skills, all of which are greatly influenced by your attitude to what you produce. I meet lots of people who can draw, but they under-estimate their abilities and seem to be dismissive of their work, or they lack the confidence to ...
4, April 2011Paul Priestley
It is so easy to get into a rut with painting and even easier to fall into the trap Picasso so aptly described: ‘Success is dangerous, one begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others – it leads to sterility.’ So if your ...
7, March 2009Paul Priestley