Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good.I'm a lover of quotations and I'm trying to include some in the book I'm writing - however I want some really good ones!
Below are the quotations which are contenders for inclusion to date. I'll add any of your suggestions which I particularly like into this list. That's not to say they aren't all good - but I am trying to find the best ones!
|Man drawing a lute by Albrecht Durer|
"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."
John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925) American artist
"I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen"Frederick Franck (1909 - 2006) Dutch American sculptor
"You can never do too much drawing."
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Venetian painter
"The first things to study are form and values. For me, these are the things that are the basics of what is serious in art.
Jean Baptiste Corot (1796-1875), French painter
"I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing."
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Post Impressionist painter
"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 (1834 - 1917) French artist
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies."
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris a.k.a. as Le Corbusier (1887-1965) French architect
“In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt."
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist
"Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint".
Arshile Gorky (1904- 1948) Armenian painter
"Drawing is the honesty of the art. there is no possibility of cheating. it is either good or bad."Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) Spanish Surrealist Painter
"One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil"
Balthus (1908 - 2001) Polish-French modern artist
"Drawing takes time. A line has time in it"David Hockney (1937 - date) English artist