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Passing It On

My friend Augie (who I'm working on the forthcoming comic State of Fear with) is also tutoring my brother on how to improve his drawing. My brother has always been able to draw, but hasn't had much formal training - especially when it comes to anatomy and figure drawing and methodologies and so forth. Anyway, we were over there this morning, going over State of Fear pages and talking about politics like we always do when the subject turned to teaching and expertise. Augie said something to the effect of, "You've only really mastered something when you have the ability to pass it on to others." He went on to say that even then you still had to keep working to keep your skills up, but that ultimately being able to teach - like Augie's teaching Matt - is the way to show true mastery of a subject. I'm not sure that's always true, but it seems to make a lot of sense in the arts. Plus, it sounds nice.

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