How to draw

I like painting at school – primary school drawing, crayon on paper, c. 1970

I like painting at school – crayon on paper, c. 1970

I was looking for a picture to illustrate today’s quote by artist Howard Ikemoto (below) and happened upon just the thing ― I found it in my one surviving primary school exercise book. And no, it’s not upside down.

“When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college ― that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?” Howard Ikemoto

6 thoughts on “How to draw

  1. karencomics

    Oh, that is lovely! I heard once that if you could hang on to knowing how to draw through your teen years, you wouldn’t forget. So I guess maybe people do.

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