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Drawing

 

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?
Quino

 

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

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