Being an Artist: Approach Art Like a Child


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Mini-Tutorial: Being an Artist: Approach Art Like a Child

by Michael Newberry

NOTE FROM MSK: The actual tutorial has been removed at the request of Michael Newberry. The link to the tutorial on his site remains in the title above. I highly recommend you go there and go through it. Here is a small quote from it:

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Creation of Adam, detail

It may seem odd to have a tutorial about being an artist, but I thought it might be interesting for collectors and perhaps open up new, fulfilling paths for painters.

Expressing artistic vision, aside from all of the technical stuff, is really no more difficult than a child, left to his imagination, creating a little universe out of paper and crayon.

On the other side of the spectrum, da Vinci and Michelangelo went beyond the confines of being craftsmen to establishing themselves as artist-creators. What they did was simply do what the child does, but on an advanced level, thereby dramatically elevating the furthest reaches of art.

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