The figurative well rendered is based on logical sensuality whereas the abstract is rooted in sensual logic.
Rebels are those who go against the grain no matter what. The 20th century’s rebels must therefore and most definitely be figurative painters and sculptors!
You know it is too cold in the studio for the nude model when you discover yourself focused on the rendering of goosebumps.
It is not that the nude or nudity is disturbing but that we are disturbed by it, which is revealing.
When repeatedly I am able to stir souls through the rendering of the three-dimensional intensity of a leg, from groin to ankle, via a sketch of only one line, stretched from the top of a drawing surface to the bottom edge. . . then and only then, has the moment arrived when I may call myself artist, master, teacher. Until that time, I am but a student in the art of becoming an artist.
The fear of drawing hands disappears the moment we are more awed by their intricacy, strength, beauty and warmth than we are by their complexity.