It's Easy To Draw! Why Is It Hard To Draw? | Michael Rastovich | TEDxRichland
- Published on Dec 23, 2016
- Why was it easier to draw when we were children? The world around us is constantly changing, along with how we see it. Drawing that more complicated world can bring challenges.
Michael Rastovich became selfaware at a very young age and set upon the journey of an artist even before the age of five. Living in a rural area as a teen, at a time when information and instruction was scarce, he sent away and waited weeks for supplies and instruction. In his twenties, he studied with master artist Siegfred Hans & Howard Wexler in New Mexico and lived in an adobe hut in the middle of the desert while learning his craft. Being a Renaissance man, he gathered together from varied sources all of the materials to build his own etching press and proceeded to create beautiful and compelling etchings. He eventually worked for a museum design company in Portland, Oregon, and using his exceptional drawing skills, he created conceptual drawings for museums around the U.S. His animations he creates for training companies rival those in quality of Disney. He has spent his entire life celebrating art and being fully immersed in the artists’ craft and way of life.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx