Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Zen of Seeing
A few weeks ago I checked out some books at the library on drawing. I took the others back but asked to renew one called "The Zen of Seeing", by Frederick Franck. I love this book, not so much for the drawing but for the philosophy of the writer. He says "What I have not drawn, I have never really seen and he goes on to show that "once you start drawing an ordinary thing, a fly, a flower, a face, you realize how extraordinary it is...a sheer miracle....
I think it only took me about 5 minutes to draw this lion. I don't think that was long enough to really appreciate the miracle of a lion, but maybe just a small glimpse of it.