Drawing Quotes

Some quotes about drawing

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
Le Corbusier
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
Paul Klee
All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.
John Ruskin
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
You never outgrow drawing. It’s so fundamental to everything…
Debra Groesser
The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing.
Marjane Satrapi
Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated.
John Berger
Drawing is the ‘bones’ of art. You have to be able to walk before you can run.
Dion Archibald
I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.
Beatrix Potter
Practice by drawing things large, as if equal in representation and reality. In small drawings every large weakness is easily hidden; in the large, the smallest weakness is easily seen.
Leon Battista Alberti
It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
Camille Pissarro
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
Nothing is better than a good drawing.
George De Groat
Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
Georges Seurat
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali
We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.
Walt Stanchfield
When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything.
Ellsworth Kelly
Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.
Frederick Franck
I have no drawing talent whatsoever. I cannot do it.
Lizzy Caplan
Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.
David Hockney
My first artistic love was drawing and painting.
Wood Harris
If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it’s just about getting the outline of the forest.
Jeff Koons
When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.
David Hockney
A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
James Thurber
Drawing is the sum of directions.
Andre L’Hote
I’m a believer that you shouldn’t really talk about the drawing until you’re done with the drawing.
Josh Trank
Sketching is a continuing source of learning rather than a string of performances.
Paul Laseau
I was three years old when I started drawing. I did it all my life.
Alexander McQueen
If one draws the subject precisely, only then can the freedom of brushstroke be achieved.
Gayle Lee
I am very bad at drawing. Seriously. I can draw shoes. That’s about it.
Christian Louboutin
You remember it long enough to get it down. Then you forget it.
Mark A. Landisv
Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
Alison Bechdel
The doodle is the brooding of the hand.
Time Magazine
Drawing on a computer doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s not intuitive.
Chris Ware
It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime.
Jim Woodring
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse
Before you are able to draw, you have to learn to see, and you learn to see by drawing.
Mick Maslen

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