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Interesting article on drawing development

Explaining ‘I Can’t Draw’: Parallels between the Structure and Development of Language and Drawing Neil Cohn

“They argued that people store hundreds to thousands of these mental models in long-term memory and then combine these parts to create what on the whole appears to be a novel representation [Wilson & Wilson, 1977]. As a result, drawing becomes similar to language in that it uses a ‘lexicon’ of schematic models stored in memory that combine generatively to create innumerable novel images. This view goes against the perceptual viewpoint of drawing because schematic information often looks very little like the way things actually look in perception or in visual memory.”



Quick Draw Kit Contents

 2mm Lead Holder and Drawing Leads – 4B

 Canson Universal Sketch Pad – 65lb 100 sheets minimum 9″x12″ 

3 Graphite Drawing Pencils in the following grades HB, 3B, 6B (1 each)

3 Small Graphite Sticks in the following grades 2B, 4B, 6B (1 each)

3 Large Graphite Sticks in the following grades 2B, 4B, 6B (1 each)

3 Blending Stumps in small, medium and large (do not confuse with tortillons!)

0.9mm Mechanical pencil and 4B 0.9 leads

#4 Flat Shader Acrylic Water Color Brush

Kneaded Rubber Eraser

White Vinyl Eraser

Aluminum Eraser Guard

You can order the kit through me, which I will bring to the first session. You will need all of these materials, which you can also purchase pre-bundled for an extra discount at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Cambridge. Please call ahead so the kit will be ready for you when you arrive.  If you purchase these supplies separately, please make sure that your drawing pad is no smaller than 9″x12″ and 65lb paper.

Artist & Craftsman – Cambridge- 580 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts     866-481-4574 or 617-354-3636