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Observational Drawing Quotes


"A lot of times, Im singing things that are observational and am definitely including myself." - Kacey Musgraves

"Drawing and Drinking Coffe" - Gerard Way

"I go to a lot of stand-up comedy. I find more inspiration from observational stuff than from rap." - Riz Ahmed

"Just drawing back and drawing in; becoming narcissistic." - Rod Serling

"Pure drawing is an abstraction." - Paul Cezanne

"I don't think there's really observational magic." - Judd Apatow

"Well, back to the drawing board." - Peter Arno

"Drawing is the honesty of the art." - Salvador Dali

"You can never do too much drawing." - Tintoretto

"Drawing is the honesty of art." - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

"Drawing is the sum of directions." - Andre Lhote

"We must cling only to drawing." - Nicolas de Stael

"Drawing is the root of everything." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination." - Tim Burton

"Drawing and composition are the same thing." - John French Sloan

"Drawing is an idea more than fact." - Jack Shadbolt

"I'm drawing in my head pretty much." - Nelson Shanks

"Here is a drawing of a stapler:" - Dave Eggers

"A drawing has never killed anyone." - Charb

"Drawing is the true test of art." - Horace

"Drawing is your understanding of form." - Edgar Degas

"Drawing is still the bottom line." - Robert Genn

"I have been drawing all my life." - Dick Bruna

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

"Iwas a sculptor.Butthat'sreallydrawinga drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing." - Al Hirschfeld

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

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

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

"If you think of a school drawing while you work, your drawing will look like one." - Robert Henri

"Truth in science is always determined from observational facts." - David Douglass

"No observational problem will not be solved by more data." - Vera Rubin

"I love drawing, whether it's considered work or not, but I'm always drawing, and that's the core of the work. Everything comes from drawing." - Ryan McGinness

"The Etch a Sketch is the toy for drawing that makes drawing almost impossible. It simulates what drawing would be like if you had crippling arthritis." - Jared Logan

"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

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

"I still come closest to success with drawing." - Paul Klee

"Drawing is putting a line around an idea." - Henri Matisse

"Color, even more than drawing, is a means of liberation." - Henri Matisse

"Drawing is a means of obtaining and communicating knowledge" - John Ruskin

"When I'm drawing a picture, I feel...quiet inside." - Katherine Applegate

"Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

"A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away." - Robert Genn

"Survive first. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later." - Rick Riordan

"Even when you paint, you never stop drawing." - Igor Babailov

"Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses." - Henri Matisse

"Painting and drawing has been here for 35,000 years." - David Hockney

"Drawing takes time. A line has time in it" - David Hockney

"Success or failure is often determined on the drawing board." - Robert J. Mckain

"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing." - Mark Twain

"The art of drawing is the art of omission." - Max Liebermann

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

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

"It's all one to me: opera, painting, drawing, faxes." - David Hockney

"I love to draw. I spend hours every day drawing." - Mateus Ward

"In drawing, I often think of things as flying buttresses." - Kiki Smith

"Drawing is putting a line round an idea." - Henri Matisse

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

"Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse." - Ken Danby

"Line is the most powerful device of drawing." - John French Sloan

"Painting is drawing, with the additional means of color." - John French Sloan

"Drawing and masturbation were the first sacred experiences I remember." - Carolee Schneemann

"Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace." - Oscar Wilde

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

"I have no drawing talent whatsoever. I cannot do it." - Lizzy Caplan

"For me, drawing generates thinking and vice versa." - Helmut Jahn

"Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated." - Alison Bechdel

"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation." - Henri Cartierbresson

"Drawing attention to myself has never been a goal." - Alison Elliott

"A full, rich drawing style is a drawback." - Bill Griffith

"My first artistic love was drawing and painting." - Wood Harris

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

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

"I work on drawing as a final product." - Deanna Petherbridge

"The architect must not only understand drawing, but music." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime." - Jim Woodring

"I love food, and I love drawing it, particularly." - Mini Grey

"Drawing must seek interest, not admiration. Because admiration wears quickly." - John Howe

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

"Drawing - it's the first language of human beings, before writing, before even talking, before words, human beings was drawing." - Marjane Satrapi

"Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting... Drawing contains everything, except the hue" - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

"The important thing is to keep on drawing when you start to paint. Never graduate from drawing." - John French Sloan

"A good drawing has immense vitality because it is explanatory. In a good drawing even its faults have become virtues." - John French Sloan

"The writing is hard, and the drawing is fun. It's very satisfying to see a drawing start to come together." - Alison Bechdel

"An invisible drawing made in the air. Make a drawing behind your back. Make a stolen painting." - Jasper Johns

"I'm a believer that you shouldn't really talk about the drawing until you're done with the drawing." - Josh Trank

"He found a formula for drawing comic rabbits: This formula for drawing comic rabbits paid. Till in the end he could not change the tragic habits This formula for drawing comic rabbits made." - Robert Graves

"I like drawing. I like to spend the day drawing, the process is important for me. Drawing is a just a pleasure and it's nice to keep it going." - Tomm Moore

"I have a personal definition of cartooning, which is, simply, "imaginative drawing." Anything you're drawing that is not in front of you but is a mental construct that you want to express in a drawing is, to me, a cartoon." - Jim Woodring

"Drawing is the probity of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours; drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane, the modeling. See what remains after that." - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

"I've always considered myself a graphic artists - a draftsman - as opposed to a typist. I do still work on a drawing table. At times drawing on a computer feels like I'm drawing on an Etch-a-Sketch." - Michael Schwab

"In fact, I believe to a certain extent a person today who starts with just clay, with no drawing and no painting and no figure drawing, still-life drawing, various things, they miss a great deal." - Warren MacKenzie

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

"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

"The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in; becoming narcissistic." - Rod Serling

"If you are drawing a blank, or are having a hard time drawing a certain thing, then it is because you have not studied it enough." - Glen Keane

"Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line." - Sol Lewitt

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

"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

"I'm never drawing the object itself; I'm only drawing a depiction of the object - a kind of crystallized symbol of it." - Roy Lichtenstein

"Primitive, naive drawing can also be good drawing but it's hard to pull off. I don't think most submitters realize that." - Robert Mankoff

"It wasn't that I wanted to be an artist. But when I took my first drawing class with the painter Doug Ohlson, I could never finish a drawing." - Lynne Tillman

"What happens if you start drawing squares? Well, I'd say the answer to that is, don't get famous for drawing circles." - Trey Anastasio

"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

"I shun drawing which is too easily formulated. It does not seem fertilized enough to produce consequences, and a drawing should be a provider of consequences." - Rico Lebrun

"I've never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea. On the other hand, I've never seen a good drawing save a bad idea." - Paul Conrad

"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've been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I've been writing music - and I've actually been drawing longer than I've been writing music." - Brandon Boyd

"For me, drawing is a way of navigating the imagination, and it remains the fundamental vehicle of my practice. Drawing allows me to be at my most inventive." - Shahzia Sikander

"I started drawing in first grade. Because the kid next to me was drawing, and I remember thinking: I want to be able to do that!" - Dan Povenmire

"Now let me step back from the problem and very generally discuss natural selection and what we know about it. I think it is safe to say that we know for sure that natural selection, as a process, does work. There is a mountain of experimental and observational evidence, much of it predating genetics, which shows that natural selection as a biological process works." - David M. Raup

"I'm an eccentric, silly, observational guy, but I'm not gonna frighten off social conservatives." - Jim Gaffigan

"There are strong reasons for believing that space goes on beyond the limits of our observational horizon. There are strong reasons because if you look in opposite directions, conditions are the same to within one part in 100,000. So if we are part of some finite structure then, if the gradient is so shallow, it is likely to go on much further." - Martin Rees

"A lot of times, I'm singing things that are observational and am definitely including myself." - Kacey Musgraves

"I think going away and disappearing for a couple of years - or a few years, or whatever - definitely changed the way I look at songwriting. It made me feel more free, it made me feel more like I could just write what I wanted to write about. I wanted to write more observational songs." - Elly Jackson

"I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed." - Frank Bruno

"We do a wealth of stuff (live), drawing from over the years." - Jorma Kaukonen

"music, drawing, books, invention & exercise will be so many resources to you against ennui." - Thomas Jefferson

"I have always liked drawing, when you draw you see things more intensely." - Henry Moore

"Rhythm is a perception of time... when drawing, the tiredness of the hand is a rhythm." - 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." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Drawing is not the same as form, it is a way of seeing form." - Edgar Degas

"If we master a bit of drawing, everything else is possible." - Alberto Giacometti

"Growing old was simply a process of drawing closer to that ultimate independence called death." - Martha Ostenso

"I actually start drawing things. Usually they're abandoned before I commit too much time and effort." - Daniel Clowes

"I grew up with a pencil. A pencil was my computer at the time and so drawing, drawing, drawing and the tools of drawing where the usual ones and eventually then you graduated from the tools when the work increases and you start to draw by freehand as precise as possible and as accurate as possible, and I was pretty good at that." - Massimo Vignelli

"The only thing I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist. That's my Life. DRAWING." - Charles M Schulz

"She was a large, disordered woman, like a child's drawing that didn't stay within the lines." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on that is actually all profit." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk." - Paul Klee

"Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful." - Susanna Clarke

"I admired anybody who could make a buck with his drawing." - Jack Kirby

"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world." - Frederick Franck

"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." - Shonda Rhimes

"To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing." - Pablo Picasso

"You have me like a drawing, erased, coloured in, untitled, signed by your tongue." - Carol Ann Duffy

"The test of civilization is the power of drawing the most benefit out of cities." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Anything that makes you feel good is always going to be drawing in more." - John Gray

"Sometimes a collage element I hit upon can inspire the entire drawing." - Laura Owens

"Draw, as much and as often as you can. When drawing lies fallow, the skill diminishes." - Gene Black

"In times of stress drawing is a way of relieving tension." - Gene Black

"Drawing Lavi's smile eases me precisely because he has such a sad fate." - Katsura Hoshino

"Drawing is the representation of form - the graphic expression of a visual experience." - Walter J. Phillips

"Drawing is the skeleton of what you do and color is its flesh." - Nicolas Poussin

"The tongue, the Chinese say, is like a sharp knife: it kills without drawing blood." - Anne Sexton

"There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing" - Christian Lacroix

"And with unwearied fingers drawing out The lines of life, from living knowledge hid." - Edmund Spenser

"Love's like the flies, and, drawing-room or garret, goes all over a house." - Douglas Jerrold



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