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Quick Sketching with Ron Husband by Ron Husband

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Introduction

1954: My earliest recollection of drawing goes back to when I was four years old. I would take wax paper and put it over comic-book covers and copy the image. I was drawing because it was fun and a way to entertain myself. My mother kept me in coloring books, and I watched Jon Gnagy’s Learn to Draw on television and dabbled in paint by number sets. Later, in elementary school, I began to pay attention to being able to draw well. An art teacher from the school district came once a week and I was recognized as the “class artist.” But there was also the “fastest runner,” the “smartest kid,” and the “best hokey pokey dancer.” I wasn’t convinced at that point I could make a living as an artist.

1962: Toward the end of elementary school, ...

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