Cool gadget, yes, but ... More robots ... More zombies ... Where is
the heart and soul of “life drawing” art going?
When I taught drawing/design as a grad student at U of Minnesota back in
the last century (1976, I think it was)
my students did an exercise in tracing, they drew what was observed out the
window on the window, or on a piece of tracing paper held against the window,
and it helped with understanding contour drawing ...
But this neo camera lucida just adds another tempting electronic gadget to
“speed things up”.
To learn to draw requires slowing down and practicing your hand-eye
Well, the end justifies the means in commercial art and such ... damn the
torpedoes (from old folks like me) and full speed ahead.
.... but if you ever feel the yen to draw directly from life with your own
bare hands ... slow down, study those ancient cave paintings ... and have
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 9:01 AM
Subject: [SCIART] Newly designed camera lucida!