Tuesday, 29 September 2015


“Drawing is the most fundamental and direct artistic activity… because it reflects immediately the impulses of you imagination as your hand responds to them. You can do it with virtually anything that leaves a mark.
Everyone can learn to draw.”
Philip Rawson
Edited from  The Art Of Drawing

Drawing begins with lines. To make the smallest mark, a dot even, you have to drag or twirl your drawing point. Marks and lines are, therefore, records of movements that took time to make and each line is individual and specific. What an artist chooses to do with these marks defines their style.

What is Drawing?
Drawing is communication. It is a language. To understand the communication, you have to be able to read the language  of the marks. The distance between the marks.  The weight of the marks.
The  meaning of  any drawing can only be a combination of what it’s marks can mean to the viewer.
When you  draw, your marks will always mean something to some one else who reads the drawing.

The marks you make  are unique. They are unique to you.

I do not want to hear, “ I wish I could draw”, “I’d love to learn to draw but I’m no good”, “I can’t draw!”

See you in class tonight.

#LearnToDraw #EveryoneCanDraw #draw

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