I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.

Vincent van Gogh


Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace, if you will.

Susan Avishai


Drawing keeps the eye fresh, the mind alive, and intuition nimble.

Timothy Nero


Everything starts from a dot.
Wassily Kandinsky


A line is a dot that went for a walk.

Paul Klee


I want to be as though new-born, knowing nothing, absolutely nothing... then I want to do something modest; to work out by myself a tiny, formal motive, one that my pencil will be able to hold without technique.
Paul Klee


I still come closest to success with drawing.
Paul Klee


An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk's sake.
Paul Klee


A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.
Joan Miró


To draw is to make a shape and movement in time.

Stuart Davis


Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.

Elsha Leventis


Do not draw before you paint, it will restrict your brush.

Toni Onley


In my work I've never done preliminary drawing, because it's sometimes difficult to repeat something or to continue when the urgency's gone.
Deanna Petherbridge


I work on drawing as a final product.
Deanna Petherbridge


It is my entire visual art practice: I eat, sleep, think, write about and do drawing.
Deanna Petherbridge


I have always liked drawing, when you draw you see things more intensely.

Henry Moore


To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.

Pablo Picasso


Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm.
Pablo Picasso


I draw like other people bite their nails.

Pablo Picasso


I have drawn all my life, I don't know how to live without drawing.
Eduardo Chillida


I've never let one day go by without painting, or at least without drawing.
Auguste Renoir


One must keep on drawing, draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil.
Jean Ingres


Drawing is the honesty of art.
Jean Ingres


I'd always wanted to know the difference between a mark that was art and one that wasn't.

Roy Lichtenstein


Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Henri Matisse


Drawing is putting a line around an idea.

Henri Matisse


Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Salvador Dali


Drawing is not the same as form, it is a way of seeing form.

Edgar Degas


Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see.

Edgar Degas


Each superfluous line, each wrongly placed line, any color placed without veneration or care, can spoil everything, that is, the spiritual.

Theo van Doesburg


The line has almost become a work of art in itself.

Theo van Doesburg


Lines are results, do not draw them for themselves.
Robert Henri


A curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line.
Robert Henri


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


You will never draw the sense of a thing unless you are feeling it at the time you work.
Robert Henri


Drawing is not following a line on the model, it is drawing your sense of the thing.
Robert Henri


Because we are saturated with life, because we are human, our strongest motive is life, humanity; and the stronger the motive back of the line the stronger, and therefore more beautiful, the line will be.
Robert Henri


Count on big lines to express your ideas.

Robert Henri


A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw.
Robert Henri


The profoundest order is revealed in what is most casual.

Faifield Porter


The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.

Andy Goldsworthy


Drawing is the most inalienable medium. It is private; it practically doesn't have an audience in mind, just the artist's expression.

Betty Goodwin


The straight line is ungodly.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser


The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes. With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me.
Willem de Kooning


My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can.
Keith Haring


Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.
Keith Haring


My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.
Odilon Redon


Isn't it amazing what a pencil can have inside?


Drawing is the sum of directions.
Andre L'Hote


You can only learn to paint by drawing, for drawing is a way of reserving a place for color in advance.
Andre L'Hote


Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint.
Arshile Gorky


Drawing must seek for interest, not for admiration. Because admiration wears quickly.
John Howe


What can make your work interesting is as much who you are, as how you draw.
John Howe


Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.
John Howe


You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
John Singer Sargent


For me, the sketchbooks are more like a secret and wholly spontaneous jeu d'esprit and some of them I like as much as anything I have ever done. They are invariably without premeditation. I mean not only that I have no plan when I make them, I also have no plan to make them.
Robert Motherwell


If we master a bit of drawing, everything else is possible.
Alberto Giacometti


One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it.
Helen Frankenthaler


To draw is to make a shape and movement in time.
Stuart Davis


Calligraphy's biggest struggle is not with ink . . .It's that memory is action minus think!
Brett Whiteley


Doodling serves as a means of keeping the hand or fingers limber, so that they are always ready for serious work.
Charles Burchfield


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


The subject should be observed more for shape and color than for drawing… precise drawing is dry and hampers the impression of the whole, it destroys all sensations.
Camille Pissarro


I filled my sketchbook with drawings, very much as any educated girl of my generation might have kept a diary.
Gabriele Münter


Sketches always have more vitality than paintings because you're finding things out through doing them.
Paula Rego


The art of drawing is the art of omission.
Max Liebermann


I must learn to express the gentle vibration of things: the intrinsically rough texture. I must find this expression in drawings; in the way in which I draw my nudes here in Paris, more original and at the same time sensitively observed.
Paula Modersohn-Becker


I go out each morning and draw. I can't really start a painting in the morning until I've done a drawing.
Frank Auerbach


For me, drawing is everything, because it informs everything. It even informs my poetry. It’s the way I begin everything.
Jim Dine


My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make, it's about talking as clearly as I can.
Jim Dine


More important than having a romance with the object that I’m drawing, is to have a romance with the mark that I am making.
Jim Dine


We must cling only to drawing.
Nicolas de Staël


Drawing is a way for me to articulate things inside myself that I can't otherwise grasp.
R. Crumb


It came to me late, as an adult, the desire to draw and participate in the world of lines.
Henri Michaux


Not even pencil or charcoal is needed. Drawing can also be done with a brush. But drawing is a must, if not, no painting can resist.
Raul Soldi


Things shape themselves before my eyes just as a I draw them.
Aubrey Beardsley


I have always done my sketches, as people would say, for the fun of it... I have worked to amuse myself, and if it has amused the public as well, so much the better for me.
Aubrey Beardsley