Norm Schureman

While I was going through some old sketchbooks, I came across this sketch in the top corner of one of the pages. I remember very clearly what lead Norm to do this little sketch for me. I was doing a very halting and timid drawing of one of the amazing insects he had brought to class that day and he took out his pen and did this sketch in under a minute. He reminded me that I needed to break it down to basic shapes (I was essentially doing a contour drawing) and, of course, "draw thru" the form. He really did have a way of making something you were struggling with seem so achievable. It really did make my day to realize I have one of his sketches. Rest in peace, Norm.