65 Drawing Quotes On Success In Life

These drawing quotes will inspire you. Drawing, an act or instance of drawing especially or a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging drawing quotes, drawing sayings, and drawing proverbs.

Best Drawing Quotes

  1. “As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  2. “Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
  3. “Everything starts from a dot.” ~ Wassily Kandinsky
  4. “It is not bright colors but good drawing that makes figures beautiful.” ~ Titian

  5. “Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason.” ~ Pierre Bonnard
  6. “Drawing is the honesty of art.” ~ Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  7. “To learn to draw is to draw and draw and draw.” ~ Andrew Loomis
  8. “The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” ~ John Tukey
  9. “To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.” ~ Pablo Picasso

  10. “I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  11. “Drawing is not following a line on the model, it is drawing your sense of the thing.” ~ Robert Henri
  12. “Drawing is based upon perspective, which is nothing else than a thorough knowledge of the function of the eye.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  13. “In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  14. “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~ John W. Gardner

  15. “A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away.” ~ Robert Genn
  16. “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
  17. “Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.” ~ Edgar Degas
  18. “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” ~ Paul Klee

  19. “Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.” ~ John James Audubon
  20. “You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.” ~ John Singer Sargent
  21. “To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  22. “I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” ~ Le Corbusier
  23. “Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” ~ Salvador Dali

  24. “In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  25. “I sometimes draw just for its own enjoyment.” ~ Henry Moore
  26. “A sketch has charm because of its truth – not because it is unfinished.” ~ Charles Webster Hawthorne
  27. “What do drawings mean to me? I really don’t know. The activity absorbs me. I forget everything else in a way that I don’t think happens with any other activity.” ~ John Berger
  28. “Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.” ~ David Hockney

  29. “The tongue like a sharp knife … Kills without drawing blood.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  30. “Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.” ~ Henri Matisse
  31. “Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good.” ~ Cennino Cennini
  32. “Realize that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention.” ~ Robert Henri
  33. “If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.” ~ Chuck Jones

  34. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso , Childhood drawing quotes
  35. “Drawing is putting a line around an idea.” ~ Henri Matisse
  36. “Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad.” ~ Robert Henri
  37. “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
  38. “Pure drawing is an abstraction.” ~ Paul Cezanne

  39. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  40. “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
  41. “Lose your schematic conventions by finding some surprising symbol or shape in the welter of shades, and draw that.” ~ Adam Gopnik
  42. “One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.” ~ Balthus

  43. “Drawing is the simplest way of establishing a picture vocabulary because it is an instant, personal declaration of what is important and what is not.” ~ Betty Goodwin
  44. “You can only learn to paint by drawing, for drawing is a way of reserving a place for color in advance.” ~ Andre Lhote
  45. “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
  46. “Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.” ~ Georges Seurat
  47. “The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.” ~ Andy Goldsworthy

  48. “Until I saw my drawings replayed on the iPad, I’d never seen myself draw. Someone watching me would be concentrating on the exact moment, but I’d always be thinking a little bit ahead. That’s especially so in a drawing where you are limiting yourself, a line drawing for example. When you are doing them you are very tense, because you have to reduce everything to such simple terms.” ~ David Hockney
  49. “Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.” ~ David Hockney
  50. “Drawing is the cornerstone of the graphic, plastic arts. Drawing is the coordination of line, tone, and color symbols into formations that express the artist’s thought.” ~ John French Sloan
  51. “Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” ~ Norman McLaren

  52. “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” ~ Paul Cezanne
  53. “Drawing used to be a civilized thing to do, like reading and writing. It was taught in elementary schools. It was democratic. It was a boon to happiness.” ~ Michael Kimmelman
  54. “Of all the creative acts performed by the artist, the most directly legible is drawing… it is the act that is most directly and spontaneously governed by his nervous and muscular system.” ~ Rene Huyghe
  55. “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” ~ Paul Klee

  56. “What is drawing? Not once in describing the shape of the mass did I shift my eyes from the model. Why? Because I wanted to be sure that nothing evaded my grasp of it… My objective is to test to what extent my hands already feel what my eyes see.” ~ Auguste Rodin
  57. “To draw does not simply mean to reproduce contours; the drawing does not simply consist in the idea: the drawing is even the expression, the interior form, the plan, the model. Look what remains after that! The drawing is three fourths and a half of what constitutes painting. If I had to put a sign over my door to the atelier, I would write: School of drawing, and I’m certain that I would create painters.” ~ Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  58. “The process of drawing is… the process of putting the visual intelligence into action, the very mechanics of visual thought. Unlike painting and sculpture… the artist makes clear to himself and not to the spectator what he is doing. It is a soliloquy before it becomes communication.” ~ Michael Ayrton
  59. “There is only one right way to draw… physical contact with all sorts of objects through all the senses.” ~ Kimon Nicolaides

  60. “Let whoever may have attained to so much as to have the power of drawing know that he holds a great treasure.” ~ Michelangelo
  61. “I’m just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that’s my way of thinking.” ~ Ben Nicholson
  62. “Think of drawing as a way of talking about the things that interest you. Think of those wonderful documents, drawings made on scraps of paper by the lesser Dutch masters while they were wandering around market places and sitting in saloons.” ~ John French Sloan
  63. “A drawing should be a verdict on the model. Don’t confuse a drawing with a map.” ~ Robert Henri

  64. “Drawing is like the first kiss. It carries within it the deepest emotion and the challenge of the first step. It is the first cry after birth” ~ Ala Bashir
  65. “You can eliminate color and still have a painting that works, but you must have drawing, value and design.” ~ Matt Smith

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