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Line by Line

In the summer of 2010, David Shipley, the editor of the New York Times OpEd page, asked me to write a series of columns on the subject of drawing for the online edition of the newspaper. He envisioned them instructing readers on the most fundamental aspects of drawing and then moving on to more advanced elements of the skill.

 

As he succinctly put it, "Teach me to draw, Jim!"

 

I'm not sure I ever succeeded in teaching David Shipley to draw, but I did go on to write and illustrate twelve weekly columns beginning on September 24th, 2010.

 

Here are the twelve columns on drawing, just as they appeared in the Times.  The first column appears chronologically at the end of the list.