About Those Art Book Rules…

About Those Art Book Rules...

I always followed the art book rules.

I never put a focal point anywhere near the center of a drawing because real artists don’t do that.

I always drew one thing in front of another thing because real artists do that.

I never let an object touch the side of a drawing because real artists don’t do that either.

Then one day I discovered that my own “inner rules” were more satisfying than the art book rules.

Real artists do that too.

This drawing breaks so many of my “taught rules” but also reveals even more of my “inner rules.” These are the things that are visually satisfying to me regardless of what others think.

It’s not that I want to trample over the art book rules and traditions. It’s not that I want to make a name for myself by being provocative. I simply want to satisfy my own visual appetite.

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