It's all in knowing

when to stop, curb brush, pen, tongue: Belabor and you lose your audience. It's learning not to mask good bone structure with too much flesh. It's the allure of drawings as against paintings, the few telling strokes, the clear intent, free of camouflage or sham. It's making your point the necessary once, showing the viewer, the listener, you trust him to color in the rest.

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