Jake Spicer is an artist and drawing tutor based in Brighton, England. He is head tutor at the independent drawing school, Draw, a co-director of the Drawing Circus and he regularly runs portrait and figure drawing courses for the Camden Arts Centre and National Portrait Gallery.
And anyone who can draw can always improve. The world we live in is a highly visual one, and we are increasingly communicating through pictures. But, in contrast to those instantaneous visual blasts, the process of drawing encourages us to take the time to really look at another person, objects and our surroundings. The response we create with marks on a tactile surface demonstrates the effort to see and understand those things better.