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Quotes On Imagination


I believe that one's imagination is feed by drawing and painting from life. In that way you retain a memory of images to draw from of the variety of shapes in nature and attitudes of people and a ton more stuff to consider. Imagination is different from memory, a modern day person would have an impossible time remembering what it was like to experience the events at Bunker Hill.

I am posting some images from my sketchbook that were drawn from imagination as well as some quotes about imagination by artist and other well known persons.

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”Albert Einstein

When being praised for a painting he had just finished, the artist, James Fitzgerald said, 'You should have seen it in my mind.'Guy Corriero

"A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy".Edgar Degas

"A pers…

Digital Watercolor

I am enjoying using the Rebelle Software to paint digital watercolors. The painting at left was done over the weekend and I also posted a YouTube video below explaining how it was done using this software.

I still use Sketchbook Pro and am also learning other software. What I like about Rebelle that is unique is the way its watercolor brush mimics real watercolor.

Sketching Vs, Drawing

My son wants me to teach him how to draw. He likes drawing what other kids his age are into- Manga and game characters. I spend time with him giving him lessons and encouraging him every chance I get.

One of the lessons I am trying to teach him right now is that there is a difference between drawing and sketching. When he is drawing he is so intense, focused on everything looking just right and he is constantly frustrated by his efforts. I tell him he has to loosen up, that if he would just sketch first, not worrying about being so perfect he would be more relaxed and enjoy his drawing experience.

I think there is a slight difference between sketching and drawing. When you are drawing you are concentrating on making everything just right but when you sketch  you are able to let go, loosen up and not take yourself so seriously, but then again you can if you feel so inclined. A drawing has to be perfect but a sketch doesn't. At the same time never make a lousy drawing and use as an …