Colouring outside the lines

Revisiting the basics often recharges us, reminds us of things we know but, perhaps, forget to practice. This article from Painter’s Keys is a good example.

“In childhood, our first art is often in the form of line drawing. In many cultures, children begin by delineating to describe their new world. Colouring books and other childhood media lead to the early triumph of lines over shapes. Colouring goes “between the lines” and even silhouettes become edges to be traced or cut out. Would-be painters need to unlearn these programs.”

Still life sketch, charcoal on canvas, Y Callaway

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