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Janne Heinonen

Hi Matt,
My question is basically: What do you think it is better to focus on in a quality or quantity? I don’t mean portfolio or client work but more specifically while practising.

I know that some of the artschools in history and still today focus on doing a really long drawings spending weeks on rendering almost photorealistic drawings. Bargue drawings and the sight-size drawings being one example and those methods have produced some of the best painters in the history.
But then again I feel that sometimes spending days or weeks on one drawing isn’t that useful and that I’m just over working it.

I understand some of this comes down to personal preference and the lifestyle choices but still If you have any thoughts or advice how to allocate between longer and shorter efforts it would be helpful to hear.