Thank Jebus for Andrew Loomis

“You may question why we do not at once proceed to the finished, smooth, and round form. The answer is that in a drawing or painting, something of the individual procedure and structural quality should remain. When it is too much smoothed down and polished, it becomes entirely factual. The camera can do that.

“In a drawing, however, ‘finish’ is not necessarily art. It is the interpretation and process of individual conception that is art and has value. If you include all the literal facts and actualities, the result will be boring. It is your selection of relevant facts that will create interest.”

–Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth, Chapter III

This book is a gold mine. If you have an interest in drawing, it’s a must have. That is all.