gRAPHICaNATOMY

Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

 

Notes from Salvador Dali & the secrets of master craftsmanship:

If you understand the painting before hand, you might as well not paint it.

You must have the technical tradition if you want to paint what you WANT to otherwise you get whatever comes out of you.

Don’t be afraid of perfection, you will never attain it.

Don’t vomit on the picture because it is the picture which can vomit on your after you are dead.

Painting is visual truth and the most evolved philosophical activities- to look is to think.

Don’t be impatient

Sleep as deeply and soundly as you are possible to do. Create physical and psychic calm
Dreaming:
Only the last dream ,, the one closest to waking can be controlled.
Use Aromatherapy & music

When you paint, always think of something else.

You are not obliged to paint the whole universe. Only choose a small part.

The material time for the painters marked by the clock of pain.

Upon finishing look at the painting in a mirror.

Guard your studio from intrusion.

You must learn to draw before you ever touch the brushes. Draw directly from nature. Remember your work depends on knowing how to draw well.

Cobalt blue makes the best sky.


More notes on drawing:
Gesture: capture the body language. Consistent observation. Look at the whole figure. The total shape of the person. Leave it loose and work back and forth to maintain proper proportion

Schemata: a drawing (noun) exists before the drawing(verb) has begun

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