Friday, January 29, 2016

"How to Survive Solitary Confinement."

Yet Perez pauses when he is asked how it felt to be confined for so long. “That’s an interesting question,” he says. “Because in a sense, you are confined, and in other senses, you’re free.” Perez says he left solitary confinement a better man than he entered it.

1 comment:

Chiu ChunLing said...

If you've ever life modeled for artists, there's a useful skill that most models don't have.

Basically, you have to be able to avoid having your eyes "go dead" while remaining motionless for a long time. Experienced artists often learn to paint the eyes before this happens and then paint the rest of you, which is somewhat the reverse of what is natural if you want to end up with properly proportioned body parts. Others learn to do the eyes from memory or a reference. But if you see a lot of novice paintings you'll notice that usually the subject's eyes have very little life in them.