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Kyle Ma - Mastery Before Marketing
Don't miss episode #41 of The BoldBrush Show
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Painting is so much more than just an act of copying what you see. And I think sometimes in art education, that's what people are led to believe. To create a great painting, whether it's a landscape, figurative, or still life, it always helps to take the time to understand your subjects. For example, to help you paint it better [it’s important] to understand how light works, how form works, to understand anatomy. But it’s also important to add richness to the visual experience, because I know I don't like when it's just a, take a photo, come back, and then copy that photo, let's say, of a canyon. I would much rather take my time, hike around the canyon, explore that place, really get a deep feel for the place. I might even talk to talk to the locals and understand the land and the people there. And then, when I come back with my photos and sketches, I can design a composition that's not necessarily just directly taken from a photo, but something that I feel summarizes my experience there.
- Kyle Ma
(You may also read the transcript here.)
Laura and I had an enlightening and deep conversation about art and creativity with Kyle and I encourage you all to watch, listen or read the transcript.
I hope you enjoy!
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