Monday, May 04, 2009

David Diaz

I love David Diaz's artist statement, to the point that I wish I had written it for myself:

“An illustrator’s first priority is to illuminate, to enhance and make clear to the reader the text. Drawing is the foundation on which my art is built. The strength of this foundation determines whether a work will succeed or fail. All of the technique in the world can't save a bad drawing. As an artist, the challenge for me is to retain the spontaneity of an initial sketch or thumbnail drawing through to the creation of the final image.”


mai s kemble said...

Nice... I agree. A good illustration should bring something else to the table and at the same time, marry the text- complete it... :)

Loni Edwards said...

Oh yes, very nice! I love it!