Drawing Quotes to Unlock Imagination

Drawing is a magical journey of self-expression and imagination. It’s a way to express your thoughts, dreams, and emotions. Most inspiring drawing quotes will elevate your passion and remind you why you love to create. You can bring more positivity and impact into your own life and the lives of those around you.

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Best Drawing Quotes

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John W. Gardner

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward. Vincent Van Gogh

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier Bresson

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

Everything starts from a dot. Wassily Kandinsky

I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments. Dr. Seuss

famous drawing quotes

It is not bright colors but good drawing that makes figures beautiful. Titian

Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day to day sketching is fraught. Peter Capaldi

Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. Pierre Bonnard

I paint; I draw and paint I’ve been doing that since I was in third grade, drawing realistically and then changing to abstract art. That was my first creative thing before guitar or comedy. Steven Wright

Drawing is the honesty of art. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened. Johnny Depp

uplifting drawing quotes

To learn to draw is to draw and draw and draw. Andrew Loomis

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

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. John Tukey

Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter’s identity, his style, his conviction, and then color is just a gift to the drawing. Fernando Botero

To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing. Pablo Picasso

While drawing, I discover what I really want to say. Dario Fo

drawing quotes

I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing. Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. William Strunk, Jr.

Drawing is based upon perspective, which is nothing else than a thorough knowledge of the function of the eye. Leonardo da Vinci

powerful drawing quotes

For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase; it is quite literally true. John Berger

In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. Pablo Picasso

Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls. Frank Darabont

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. Ulysses S. Grant

A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away. Robert Genn

drawing quotes by famous artists

It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms. Oscar Niemeyer

I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. I think all children draw as soon as they figure out the thumb and can grab crayons. The only difference with people like myself is that we never stopped drawing. Adam Hughes

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

Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits. Tony Snow

A line is a dot that went for a walk. Paul Klee

What’s the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another? Marilyn Monroe

positive drawing quotes

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. John James Audubon

I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips. R. L. Stine

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

Ethologists are often accused of drawing false analogies between animal and human behaviour. However, no such thing as a false analogy exists an analogy can be more or less detailed and, hence, more or less informative. Konrad Lorenz

To draw you must close your eyes and sing. Pablo Picasso

deep drawing quotes

Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white. Alison Bechdel

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies. Le Corbusier

I was a Fine Art major. You do a bit of everything until the final year, when you specialise. I did pencil drawing and sculpture. It’s a pretty well rounded fine art education. I thought that it was viable option to make a living out of art. I’m not sure if I was thinking realistically; maybe I never was. But it had great appeal. Timothy Olyphant

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

There’s always room out there for the hand drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there’s plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well. Matt Groening

motivational drawing quotes

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you. Jean de la Bruyere

I sometimes draw just for its own enjoyment. Henry Moore

A sketch has charm because of its truth not because it is unfinished. Charles Webster Hawthorne

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes. W. H. Auden

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

You can’t wait for someone to give you a show. That can’t be the first time you’re writing and drawing a character. Rebecca Sugar

best drawing quotes

Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache. David Hockney

You reason color more than you reason drawing. Color has a logic as severe as form. Pierre Bonnard

The tongue like a sharp knife. Kills without drawing blood. Gautama Buddha

Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated. John Berger

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

meaningful drawing quotes

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings. Chuck Jones

An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more, drawing them into your circle. Create such a power by hinting at something contradictory within you. Robert Greene

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

A drawing is simply a line going for a walk. Paul Klee

beautiful drawing quotes

Drawing is putting a line around an idea. Henri Matisse

My idea of Heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing. Peter Falk

Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad. Robert Henri

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. Robert Benchley

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

I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn’t hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away. Gary Oldman

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. Leonardo da Vinci

inspirational drawing quotes

Few people know that I am also an artist; I truly enjoy sketching and drawing. Sonakshi Sinha

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

The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun. Nikola Tesla

Lose your schematic conventions by finding some surprising symbol or shape in the welter of shades, and draw that. Adam Gopnik

One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. Balthus

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

The drawing teacher has this problem of communicating how to draw by osmosis and not by instruction, while the physics teacher has the problem of always teaching techniques, rather than the spirit, of how to go about solving physical problems. Richard P. Feynman

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

Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading. Leonardo da Vinci

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

For a while, I was drawing on good paper, but now I’ve gone back to the bad stuff. I put matte medium on it. If you put matte medium on it, it seals up, so it doesn’t really matter. Jean Michel Basquiat

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist. Georges Seurat

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper. Alvar Aalto

The essence of drawing is the line exploring space. Andy Goldsworthy

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity? Cesar Chavez

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

A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. James Thurber

Drawing is rather like playing chess your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make. David Hockney

I did cartoons for four high school publications and then and there decided I wanted to spend my life at the drawing board. Bil Keane

Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn. Norman McLaren

To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest. Maria Montessori

Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured. Paul Cezanne

While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate. Kathe Kollwitz

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

Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for. Heather Watts

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

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

I am really fond of drawing, painting mehendi, so I would draw mehendi on a groom’s hand and earn money. Mrunal Thakur

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

Indeed, an engineer designing a structure is not unlike an artist painting one. Both start with nothing but talent, experience, and inspiration. The fresh piece of paper on the drawing board is as blank as the newly stretched piece of canvas. Henry Petroski

There is only one right way to draw physical contact with all sorts of objects through all the senses. Kimon Nicolaides

Let whoever may have attained to so much as to have the power of drawing know that he holds a great treasure. Michelangelo

When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything. Ellsworth Kelly

I’m just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw that’s my way of thinking. Ben Nicholson

When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing. David Hockney

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

A lot of people don’t realize this, but probably the one person that gets made fun of in South Park more than anybody is my dad. Stan’s father, Randy my dad’s name is Randy that’s my drawing of my dad; that’s me doing my dad’s voice. That is just my dad. Even Stan’s last name, Marsh, was my dad’s stepfather’s name. Trey Parker

A drawing should be a verdict on the model. Don’t confuse a drawing with a map. Robert Henri

The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing. Marjane Satrapi