I wanted to share some notes to go with this drawing I posted a few minutes ago.
I’ve been meaning to post this description and a quote from it ever since walking by it at The Met:
In his only statement on drawing practices published during his lifetime, Delacroix endorsed a three-step pedagogical method: beginning with tracing, progressing to freehand copying, and then drawing from memory.
Happy to repost anything that makes me feel better about drawing other drawings. I also always find it interesting when copywriters suggest copying old sales letters longhand to learn and practice.