i don't care about academics really. i just want to draw and paint in a way that makes me feel like good. i get that im supposed to be mastering anatomy. but i don't want to make anything realistic. i like the idea of things just not the actual things. we all know the creation of the camera took certain obligations away from paint. like the constraints of representation. i don't feel like a true believer of Marxist criticism when i am drawing a naked person. this naked person doesn't own their body for the hours that i draw them. so its just the idea of them that i will portray. they could be shitty drawings. but honestly i love them.