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.
Drawing keeps the eye fresh, the mind alive, and intuition nimble.
Everything starts from a dot.
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
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.
I still come closest to success with drawing.
An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk's sake.
A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.
To draw is to make a shape and movement in time.
Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.
Do not draw before you paint, it will restrict your brush.
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.
I work on drawing as a final product.
It is my entire visual art practice: I eat, sleep, think, write about and do drawing.
I have always liked drawing, when you draw you see things more intensely.
To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.
Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm.
I draw like other people bite their nails.
I have drawn all my life, I don't know how to live without drawing.
I've never let one day go by without painting, or at least without drawing.
One must keep on drawing, draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil.
Drawing is the honesty of art.
I'd always wanted to know the difference between a mark that was art and one that wasn't.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Drawing is putting a line around an idea.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Drawing is not the same as form, it is a way of seeing form.
Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see.
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.
A curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line.
Realize that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention.
You will never draw the sense of a thing unless you are feeling it at the time you work.
Drawing is not following a line on the model, it is drawing your sense of the thing.
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.
Count on big lines to express your ideas.
A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw.
The profoundest order is revealed in what is most casual.
The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.
Drawing is the most inalienable medium. It is private; it practically doesn't have an audience in mind, just the artist's expression.
The straight line is ungodly.
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.
Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.
My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.
Isn't it amazing what a pencil can have inside?
Drawing is the sum of directions.
You can only learn to paint by drawing, for drawing is a way of reserving a place for color in advance.
Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint.
Drawing must seek for interest, not for admiration. Because admiration wears quickly.
What can make your work interesting is as much who you are, as how you draw.
Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.
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.
If we master a bit of drawing, everything else is possible.
One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it.
To draw is to make a shape and movement in time.
Calligraphy's biggest struggle is not with ink . . .It's that memory is action minus think!
Doodling serves as a means of keeping the hand or fingers limber, so that they are always ready for serious work.
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.
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.
I filled my sketchbook with drawings, very much as any educated girl of my generation might have kept a diary.
Sketches always have more vitality than paintings because you're finding things out through doing them.
The art of drawing is the art of omission.
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.
I go out each morning and draw. I can't really start a painting in the morning until I've done a drawing.
For me, drawing is everything, because it informs everything. It even informs my poetry. It’s the way I begin everything.
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.
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.
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.
It came to me late, as an adult, the desire to draw and participate in the world of lines.
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.
Things shape themselves before my eyes just as a I draw them.
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.