When I read that quote I get a fun image of the word ART literally standing on the shoulders of the word CRAFT in some sort of cheerleading pose. It really makes me chuckle. Neither one is diminished in the scenario, as it is understood that both are integral to the success of the pose. While ART stands on the shoulders & receives the applause, anyone with basic understanding of cheerleading poses knows that without CRAFTs solid foundation, ART would fall. Practice is required for both participants. Neither one can just show up on game day & expect their stunt to work.
Yesterday, Emily Proud, an artist I admire, posted one of her color charts on Instagram. Underneath was a conversation talking about how useful it is and others saying that they had just begun charting their colors. It takes the guess work out of how a color combination will turn out, if you have already tested it. In turn this allows your work to proceed with pace & flow. This is a very direct example of practicing your craft so your art can get better. And you really should check out Emily all over social media as she is full of wonderful tips & tricks, as well as pretty paintings. Happy Friday Y'all!