i never ment to say that... quite the opposite actually. yet its my opinion that beeing proficent in it (according to my definition above) wont stop you from creating the ultimate picture neither if you got what it takes in other and more important departments (see picture making skills above). thats why i said it wont hurt...öWe could go around in circles forever with this subject and not change others' minds. I guess it just irks me a little when people assume that the ultimate skill in art is representing something accurately. That is presumptuous at the very least.
we could argue about our definitions of draftsmanship, but i see no good in that, as i defined my concept of that term and you did aswell. they differ... im ok with that. so from now on if you use it, i know your definition and therefore, my interpretation of what you say, is probably closer to what you mean to say. and the same hopefully goes the other way around.
only if you introduce the time variable to whats been said. but then the original question was not, if time could be spent more wisely, but if interest and competence in drawing would hurt your ability to successfully illustrate (thats how i read it).If you're ambition is to be a syndicated cartoonist, do they have those in Europe, then why study years of anatomy and academic drawing when you could spend the time studying current events etc. Having your kind of ultimate draftsmanship can be a disability.