Do you try the "Master's Techninques" when drawing?

United States
February 19, 2009 12:56pm CST
Do you try to use some of the "Master's Techniques" in your sketchings and drawings? I love the drawings by Leonardo Di Vinci and the way some photographers capture light and darknesses in their drawings, If there is a certain thing I see in some other's artwork, I ask would probably ask them, "How did you do that?" or "Would it be alright if I try out your technique on a few things?
2 responses
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
8 May 09
well you can learn from their techniques though, and I love art and drawing, especially when our teacher would give a demonstration, it just leaves me awed and inspired to make another artwork. I just try to learn from them but really copy their techniques, it would be a good guide in making a painting but we also have to be unique in our own way to express how we feel through an artwork.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
I have never learned the "Maters Techniques" so there is no question of them being used in any of my sketchings or drawings. I sketched the way I thought it should be done. As long as I am comfortable with the techniques, and the result look good, there is no real reason to use other techniques even if they were used by the masters. I believe that art is strongly related to individual expression. One of the ways to achieve this is by staying true to one's methods or style. all the best, rosdimy