Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thought of the day by Ernest W. Watson

“Occasionally, we hear novelists declare that characters in their stories frequently do and say unexpected things not consciously planned by the author. This seemingly mysterious collaboration of the ‘other mind’ offers us a glimpse into the secret of creativeness.

…At some stage in your drawing experience, you will discover your pencil doing things you have not consciously dictated. These spontaneous performances are indeed fundamental to creativity. Without them you may succeed in producing tolerably good technical results, but your drawings will not have emotion or verve. They will not thrill the observer.”

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