In one of my Seminar courses we had a bunch of rather interesting discussions today. One of my fellow students brought up that some artists are so unbearably arrogant. The professor added thereafter that not just some artists are arrogant, but that a certain amount of arrogance is necessary in order to "create" in the first place.
I am not sure what I think about that, but I see the truth/logic in his statement. It's an odd dependency. We can't live without making art. And the art doesn't exist without us.
Also, during the discussion of the E.H. Gombrich text "Order and Purpose in Nature", something very interesting came up. Supposedly women instinctively create pattern and repetition way more often then men when they make art. Apparently it has to do with our monthly cycles. I thought this a very interesting statement because out of all the different art I am making the patterns, textures and repetitions which I am drawing definitely feel the most natural to me.
After my comment earlier today, I would like to add:
I noticed today that despite my love for Stabilos, they are really poorly designed pens, they really hurt my hand after drawing for 2 hours with them. They are just too skinny to hold comfortably.