[pretend] "I'm not here."
"Sometimes, to get better, you have to make some pretty shitty drawings."
"See more. Draw less."
"What do you want out of this pose?"
"You're trying to find other roads."
"Keep it goin'..."
"Tap and hit and move. You're skating."
"Don't be afraid of your own drawing. Don't be timid."
"You're digging in so you can have those experiences."
"Go in there."
"That's a pretty major event in there."
"I have a feeling, deep down, that you really don't want to draw that."
"See if you can give her an eye. At least one."
"What happened to that energy?"
"If you come to a part you don't know, try going to a part you do know, and come back to it."
"'Where the ice is thinner, I'm just going to run out there.'"
[of a non-dominant-handed drawing exercise] "Your other hand has less memory. You're younger."
[of Egon Schiele, pointing at an arm] "Yeah, that's too long. So what?"
"Let it be wrong."
"She's a coloring book drawing. You get to fill her in."
"She's very thin. Try to let that take over."
[blots ink onto the page] "See what you can do with that."
[in reference to moving quicker] "Maybe you need to not pick [the instrument] up."
[referring to tension points on the body] "She's clipped. Clotheslined."
[pointing to one of my drawings] "Oh no...You caricatured that a little too much."
[admonishment] "You went into your mind..."
"You want feeling, but don't let it get too far out of hand."
"Do things that keep you awake and alive to the pose. You know when that happens."
"Start a new drawing. Recalibrate."
"Try not to have any kind of style. The cool thing is that you were there, doing it, and that's what makes the work better."
"Let go of your inner robot."
[in reference to checking your ego] "You have to be able to slip through."
"Don't give up. Don't let half of an attempt be sufficient."