Merging Dimensions: The importance of drawing from life

“Paying attention to the world around you will help you develop the extraordinary capacity to look at mundane things and see the miraculous.” -Artistic Business Expert, Michael Michalko Observation is a building block of the artistic process. The understanding of light, form, space and color that drawing from life allows a artist to understand visual concepts with more complexity and bring successful technique into strong conceptual ideas. By stressing the importance of drawing from life, Metàfora encourages international students to push themselves and their observational skills. Listen to Piotr Perski, the master of Pictorial Processes at the International Workshop, explain the importance of observational drawing below.