Monday, November 26, 2007

The Next 12 Days of Studio Life



Whether It Is Better to Draw In Company Or Alone:

I say and confirm that is is far better to draw in company than alone for many reasons: the first is that you will be ashamed to be seen among the draftsmen if you are unskillful, and this shame will cause you to study well. In the second place, a felling of emulation will goad you to try to rank among those who are praised more than yourself, for praise will spur you; a third reason is that you will learn from the methods of such as are abler than you, and if you are abler than the others you will profit by eschweing thier faults, and hearing yourself praised will increase your skill.

Leonardo Da Vinci
1452-1519

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