honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

Drawing Quotes for next term prompts

The process of drawing is, before all else, the process of putting the visual intelligence into action, the very mechanics of visual thought. Unlike painting and sculpture it is the process by which the artist makes clear to himself, and not to the spectator, what he is doing. It is a soliloquy before it becomes communication. (Michael Ayerton)

One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. (Balthus)

Draw, as much and as often as you can. When drawing lies fallow, the skill diminishes. (Gene Black)

The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a woolly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities. (Alain de Botton)

As technology advances at an alarming pace, the place of drawing remains as valid as ever in the creation of art and architecture. (Prince Charles)

It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things; it is truer to say that he knew about things because he drew so well. (Kenneth Clark)

Drawing is risk. If risk is eliminated at any stage of the act it is no longer drawing. (Lorne Coutts)

Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality. (Edgar Degas)

Drawing, within the visual arts, seems to hold the position of being closest to pure thought. (John Elderfield)

Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world. (Frederick Franck)

Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached. (Irwin Greenberg)

Realize that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention. (Robert Henri)

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college – that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" (Howard Ikemoto)

Drawing is the sum of directions. (Andre L'Hote)

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. (Henri Matisse)

Let the object draw the picture using the ink brush as a tool. (Chinese saying)

Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you're enclosing. The shape you're making on the outside is as important as the one you're making on the inside. (Leon Polk Smith)

We all have at least 100,000 bad drawings inside of us. The sooner we get them out and onto paper, the sooner we'll get to the good ones buried deep within. (unknown)

Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper. (Pablo Picasso)

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing. (Pablo Picasso)
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