Originally posted by philistine
unlike you i think the ability to draw DOES give you an ability to paint.
i have painted before and that where i base my opinion on.
...i probably shouldn't keep responding to this nonsense and i really ought to stop coming into paper chase...but how can you possibly say that being able to draw gives you an ability to paint?...does your pencil drip when you use it?...do you sketch your outlines six feet tall?...can you do flares with your pencil?...does your pencil tip sometimes get clogged and you have to figure out tricks to get the lines you want?...the only thing that can teach you how to paint is actually painting, there is a HUGE difference in using the medium of spray paint and using that of a pencil...i know people that can draw great and can't paint worth shit, and i know people who's pieces are ten times better than anything they could draw on paper...Yes it is important to be able to draw a good outline before you go out and piant a wall...i freestyled my first wall having never really worked on an outline and it turned out pretty shitty and toy...what i am suggesting to people is to get a good simple down and then go out and experiment trying to paint it, before they try to come up with more "complex" paper outlines...knowing the limits of your painting ability should be what defines your outline...
...another important thing for everyone to remember is that the outline is only part of the piece...doing a simple outline with an intricate fill can be just as impressive as an intricate outline...