Draw from Center Out

Draw from Center Out
Class notes from Drawing the Figure in Space with Elizabeth Rupprecht, SAIC, 1991

Draw from center out. Work from bottom up, never top down.

Like riding a bike uphill.

Crunching up the space, like using your muscles. All this space to work with. Swooping down.

2D & 3D working together.

Books – Henry Moore, National Gallery, Sharaku.

Split planes, like Cezanne’s still lifes.

Modigliani, Picasso.

in & up (compressed); out & down.

Mondrian, eyeball.

Holbein for eyes & mouth.

 

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  • Perfect lineal balance, Marilyn. I can see how it is your fav. I love abstract that holds close to the primaries.
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