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Quotes by Mick Maslen - (17 quotes)

Mick Maslen - From the Artists category:

Drawing is as much about the artist as it is about what is being drawn, and it may on occasion tell you more about the artist's state of mind, level of understanding, etc., than it does about the subject matter. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Choices category:

-on drawing...
Leave out as much as you include. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Discipline category:

The discipline necessary to make good work should not exclude the potential for 'free and spontaneous un-thought knowing' to occur. Unconscious impulses, following one's feelings, and the use of intuitive judgments are essential elements in the organic development of the drawing. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Drawing category:

Before you are able to draw, you have to learn to see, and you learn to see by drawing. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Emotion category:

We must learn to think with our feelings, and feel with our thoughts. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Experience category:

-on bridging the gap between looking and drawing...

Mick Maslen - From the Individuality category:

To some extent we draw who we are. Our whole personality is involved in the making of analytic and aesthetic decisions, and our personal preferences form the basis for work that should always be an expression of our individuality. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Information category:

The drawings we make are a hybrid of projected and received information. They are a marriage of what we know and what we see. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Language category:

The cry of a baby is the same in any language. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Light category:

When we draw the objects, surfaces and spaces of our world, we are to a large degree drawing an experience of light. The strange and wonderful paradox is that light is invisible, but makes things visible. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Lines category:

A line is a visual trail of energy that has been drawn across a surface, and is a manifestation of the life energy of the person that made it. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Materials category:

Make your drawing instrument an extension of your brain, heart, eyes, and hand. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Practice category:

You learn to draw by drawing. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Problems category:

Every drawing should tell a story, the tale of the looking, the seeing, and the making. It should be the creation of a problem solved, whereby the viewer is offered a glimpse of the problem, and the journey and story of its solution. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Seeing category:

Drawing is the process of looking made visible. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Space category:

Every object has a context - an object always is somewhere, and this 'somewhere' and the object are inseparably interdependent. Our perception of the object is greatly influenced by its context. (Mick Maslen)

Mick Maslen - From the Success category:

Learning how to draw necessitates continual re-appraisal of the criteria used to measure our success or failure, and it never exists in an attainable fixed state. We may only ever be just about good enough, and the quest is always the search to improve and make the next drawing better than the last. (Mick Maslen)