True...many artists including me get this question. This stems from the fact everything needs to be result or goal oriented. I too thought about this! My version of answer is...whenever I'm doing art...it's not for any goal or money ( as I have a job ) ...nor EXPRESSION! ITS for my meditation. I almost go into trance...a meditative state ...flow state... sometimes forgetting...day night...where I am...who I am also... especially when I'm really enjoying. I or other artists strive to improve their skills to dive deeper into this flow state I think. For me art...is mesmerising... forgetting all the things in world..yes...there is some background thoughts of the day or job or relationships but that is very very weak than normal... sometimes that disappearss altogether! On the other hand, I don't understand artists who are copying from reference photo or still life say they are expressing? They are just transferring the impression. If an artist is painting or sketching from his imagination or intuition...then I agree it's pure expression. And how many intuitive paintings are available and meaningful...they are mostly so negative as if the artist is vomiting! I don't know I answered 🤔
Asked for help
Dear Andrew, to be honest I enrolled for your sculpture course long back, but i couldnot continue following because of my life situations or maybe excuse. Now i want to resume again. However, I am not exactly a beginner, so I need to know where can i find good reference photos for portrait sculpture? I want one portrait pictures in different angles. Do I have to photos myself which i m not good at? or is there any website, which gives me different angled picture of a portrait head? please suggest.