You will often hear me discussing “process” in my discussions on art. As you very well know, I believe in the importance of drawing in every aspect of the creative process. In my opinion, there should be a drawing for every project we undertake in the visual arts.
Becoming a Master Artist
Every Master Artist we admire developed a working method to produce the paintings, prints and sculptures we see in museums worldwide. Understanding and using these processes will help us become better artists. What I find really amazing is how some artists developed these working methods at a very young age.
Meet Georges Seurat
One example is Georges Seurat. You may be surprised to hear that Seurat died at 31 years of age. Like Degas, who I have discussed before, in his early to mid-twenties, he already showed signs of being a master artist and had developed some of the processes I talk about.