February 23, 2006

Da Vinci Drawings

My polemic for the day - I think every stained glass artist needs to have a good solid background in drawing. For that matter, I think everyone could benefit from exposure to drawing at an early age, as a fundamental means of knowing the world. I believe it to be as important to learning as reading, writing and arithmetic. By this I mean drawing not simply as artistic rendering, but as communication, scientific description and social understanding. If you're interested in this concept of drawing you couldn't start anywhere better than the drawings of Leonardo DaVinci. Simply the best of the best.

detail from "Five Characters in a Comic Scene"

link via Drawn!

Posted by Tom at February 23, 2006 12:15 PM