Richard Serra on challenging artistic tradition (referring to developing a practice of drawing)
This is a struggle.
Tools: graphite (lead holder + grades of lead from 9H to 6B), various straight edges to assist in drawing straight lines (triangles - 30/60 - adjustable, metal rulers, and parallel drafting bar / table top, pink pearl, masking tape, drafting dots, kneaded eraser, makeup brushes, paint brushes, paper stumps, tissue - for blending
Drawing / Drafting conventions (poche, crosshatch, stipple, gradient shading) - axonometric, one point perspective / two point perspective / three point perspective / elevation / section / plan…. scale
Subject matter / Composition
Execution (Craft) - demonstration of control / use of the tools / a steady hand (or not)
Support medium (papers / films / wood / canvas) - GRAIN and TOOTH.