Draw (and repeat)

daVinci-Leda

Leonardo da Vinci, sketches for Leda, c. 1504

I’ve heard it said that the difference between an amateur and a professional artist–or a hobbyist and one with more serious intent–is that an amateur draws until he gets it right, while the professional draws till he can’t get it wrong. That was a revelation to me when I read it–I was certainly one who aimed (oh, please) just to get it right. Once. And then I’d be happy, for sure. But there’s more to it and I find this new goal very motivating.

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