Figure Drawing… What’s It All About?

Thirty-minute quick sketch last night at the P&C. I've been spending a lot of time lately trying to figure out what figure drawing is all about (no pun intended). A lot of the “theory” of figure drawing seems to go back to Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and the other “old masters.” But they all drew mostly as preparation for their paintings. You could say it was all commercial art, because they used their drawings to “sell” their murals and other paintings to a patron, in addition to figuring out a composition, etc. But the point is, they didn't just draw for the sake of drawing like we do, as far as I can see. So how does that make what we do different?

 

By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

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