I can easily say one of the biggest influences on my passion for drawing was the time I spent in the library of the local community college pouring over the pages of these 2 books Drawings of Rembrant vols 1 & 2. I was fascinated by the skill that Rembrandt displayed in his drawings. I found in his drawings something I didn’t in his paintings. While I marveled at his paintings, his drawings were much looser, much more expressive, freer. His drawings showed an ability to express so much with just the right lines. Lines that seemed to flow effortlessly into each other. Studying these drawings was a catalyst for my own drawing, inspiring me to loosen up my sketching hand and becoming far more expressive than I had previously ever been.