Not gonna lie, I got misty-eyed during this scene.
Band of Outsiders custom dress in Vogue, June Issue.
Styled by Grace Coddington. Shot by Peter Lindbergh.
Far right doing it right.
So after meeting people for the first time, I always tend a lot of questions about what my education did for me, as I chose to major in Art rather than Biology or Astronomy or anything else I considered during the years leading up to choosing Art. Shockingly, most people don’t see a practical value in Art, but Art opened my mind (as did some very influential people) to what life really holds.
You see, a good Art teacher won’t tell you to just start drawing something from your mind. They teach the basics of drawing, usually with a still life or from a photo. They don’t tell you to start drawing abstractly, you start with basics. Drawing a flower.
It isn’t that flowers are easy to draw, but because flowers are easy to get. You see the petal, you draw the petal. You see the shadow, you shade in that part of the petal. what most teachers skip is the minutia of the flower. You don’t draw the petal; you draw a part of the petal (usually a very vague, general part). You start with generalizations and go into the details, filling in the rest. You have to be aware of the details at all times to make sure you’re getting them, not just glossing over them.
I think this approach is how we should see life. You see the general picture and sketch it out, but you have to examine the details of life to truly get a realistic view of what you are doing. You look up every now and then at your model, to make sure the details are still in order and you’re still on track to where you want to end up (of course, you go back and redo some things every now and then, but mistakes are part of life and Art). In the end, I do not believe Art is about drawing, but making a decision about what your next step is and where you want to go, then acting on it.
TL;DR I think the process of Art is the process of applied critical thinking.
Charizard, blast-burning semen since the 90s.