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  1. Fr. Silouan

    Thanks Jonathan for sharing with us the fruits of this project. It inspires me to embark on a drawing project of my own. In fact, we should all be drawing a little everyday, as Cennino Cennini would say. Without a doubt, drawing is an essential discipline for the iconographer. Without it clarity of pictorial vision is unreachable. I have often emphasized the need to go beyond servile copying, but it needs to be clarified that it all begins with immitating the masterpieces. Immitation leads to facility and from facility creative freedom sprouts. Once the principles are understood we can then apply them to our needs. I’m sure all the principles you’ve internalized from this project will be seen in your future carving.

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