Here's What Might Happen If Persephone, Goddess Of Spring, Were A Millenial

February 19, 2015 4:09 PM

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Here's What Might Happen If Persephone, Goddess Of Spring, Were A Millenial

"The beginning draughtsman or painter should avoid drawing from photographs. This practice causes bad habits to form. "To start, always draw from life -- and not necessarily a model. Simple convex objects like apples, pots, opaque bottles, or smooth rocks or seashells are tremendous subjects of study. Training the mind to see form and understand how it sees form, and the hand to represent that understanding, is the start to gaining the visual artist's tools of expression." -Daniel Maidman, artist (Image: Daniel Maidman, The Red Pipes, oil on canvas, 24"x30", 2013)

It is good to study a photographic scene slowly and carefully, observing how objects interact in space. Simply shifting your angle in space in relation to your subject can make or break the dynamism of a photograph. "Start out at a central point, then walk five feet to the left, five feet to the rig...

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