People say ” It is in his genes ”
If it is in genes every great genius’s children should have genius mind. But how many are there? What is the ratio? Even if there is some minuscule percentage of them, surely it is not because of their genes. There must be other factors like how they were brought up, where they were educated, what kind of influences were there on them, so many.
|With Grand Parents Artist : Magunta Dayakar|
Again coming to the point, Walt Disney, Richard Williams and Nick Meglin … what all these people are thinking? What is the similarity in their thinking?
It is … trying to see the inside of things. That is what all these people are doing.
What is this … “Seeing the inside”?
In Drawing they say … “Learn to see”
In Philosophy they say … “ Know your self”
Wise people say …”Put yourself in other people’s shoes.”
The Buddhists say, “Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing.”
American Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald who is considered to be among the greatest twentieth-century American writers, said
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
What’s the true meaning of these words?
Let us interpret and analyse them to know the truth which they are trying to express.
Learn to see … this is what we read in many drawing books. What does this mean? We do drawing or sketch something, which is in front of us, it may be a pear, an orange, a vase, a landscape or a model. Usually we try to draw how it appears to us. In that approach we will draw a person or a thing how it appears to our eye.
‘ We will draw a person or a thing how it appears to our eye. ‘ I think the key lies here.
Once again we will look at the Richard Williams words …
” Good drawing is not copying the surface. It has to do with understanding and expression. We don’t want to learn to draw just to end up being impassioned in showing off our knowledge of joints and muscles. ”
What he wanted to say in these words? …You are seeing the model. You are trying to draw however it appears to your eye. You are thinking it is the right way of sketching. The muscles, the joints whatever you are seeing, you are sketching it. You are feeling a lot of joy, because you are capturing the model as it is. Perfect replication. Then you have started to think you are a good artist, you have a wonderful skills of sketching. When you show your work to others they also feel the same what you have felt. They will praise you that you are a very talented artist. From that moment you will be on cloud nine.
But … they are only clouds. You could not survive there for long. Falling from there is imminent. Because they have no base to stay.
To survive you need a base. How to get that base?
Read again Robert Words…
“We want to get the reality that a camera can’t get. We want to accentuate and suppress aspects of the model’s character to make it more vivid.”
Here answer lies. Read again…
‘We want to get the reality that a camera can’t get.’
What he is trying to say?
He is stating “… Camera won’t able to get the reality so as artists we have to…”
Surprising statement! Is it not?
Usually everybody thinks camera will capture the perfect reality which we could not. That’s why hyper Realistic painting emerged which competes with high resolution photos. People think they are realistic.
But Robert stated … We want to get the reality that a camera can’t get.
Are not his words conflicting with the general belief that camera will capture the perfect reality!?
To get answer for his words we have to raise a question?
That is …”What is the Reality? “
( To be continued next week)