Structure of form & spirit

The beginner who starts a drawing convinced that if only enough effort is put into the careful rendering of each part's surface effects, the subject's form and spirit will somehow emerge, is sure to be disappointed. Good drawings do not result from the accumulation of details; they arise from an underlying "armature" that suggests the subject's basic design and structure. The essential form and spirit of any subject must be first considerations in a work if they are to be found more fully realized in its complete state. 

A selection of drawings
from my Wednesday class, that demonstrate the use of shape and value as a method of construction. 
This week the subject was two boxes stacked on top of each other.


Mark Zunino, Jar and Box
This is an example of one of the artist's we looked at during class