Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inspiration of the Week from Shaun Tan

From Shaun Tan, award winning illustrator from his essay Advice for New Illustrators:


"Draw, draw, draw, and then draw some more
Finally, for anyone interested in being an effective artist, illustrator, designer, even a film director – you should really learn to draw well. It's a valuable foundation, something you'll always use, regardless of technology or genre, and especially regardless of artistic fashions. Drawing is more than just wielding a pencil with precision, it’s a way of seeing well, something that takes several thousand hours of practice, and even then, never entirely mastered. Good drawing is a timeless skill, infinitely adaptable, and will never become passé. My entire career rests on my ability to draw well, to think effectively using simple pencil marks. All other visual skills and techniques, from oil painting to CG animation, are elaborations of this fundamental skill."

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