Line

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In his book “Drawing with Your Artist’s Brain” , Carl Purcell says, “But apart from its role in describing edges, the line has character of its own. It can be bold or delicate, energetic or graceful.” The artist chooses the line and what it says but the line also reveals things about the artist. Is the artist confident? Does the artist know how to draw or is he copying? Does the line come from within the artist or is it coming from the fingertips? Is the artist worried about messing up this drawing and having to start all over again? Line can define our drawings but it also defines the creator of the line.

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About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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2 Responses to Line

  1. Manelle says:

    I really like that quote!

  2. That is very interesting! It really made me think! And by the way, I didn’t know about your blog so I’m really excited that you have one!

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