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Drawings Quotes

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During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside,
I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my
work so it is not just a time and place study.
- John Dyer

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

I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts
and the dirtiest of corners.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book,
to make my text and my drawings together,
and that's how I started doing children's books.
- Dick Bruna

 

My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors,
but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
- John James Audubon

Playing acoustic and line drawings are the two things I'm most competent at.
- Robyn Hitchcock

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only
drawings and models which are played with by poor people
who cannot afford the real thing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

I don't work from drawings.
I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
- Jackson Pollock

Well, directing is doing the key drawings,
not the key animation, mind you.
- Chuck Jones

Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts.
- Christopher Alexander

Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms.
- Joseph McCabe

Where as in animation you have to kind of do a series
of drawings in between to complete the movement.
- Gerald Scarfe

The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice,
and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings,
it showed up both with unusual clarity.
- George Grosz

But the drawings are not created only to be sold.
- Christo

We don't sell technical drawings except when they are
incorporated into a drawing or a collage.
- Christo

Those early sketches looked too cartoony;
I really wanted to do detailed drawings -
I was taking anatomy classes -
but unfortunately I wasn't able to do it because of the time element.
- Joe Shuster

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go,
lions and tidal waves follow.
- Wally Lamb

I have been to several wars to draw.
I went to Vietnam.
And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there,
and found that to be a very very sad situation.
- Gerald Scarfe

I just recently did a film with Disney,
and they put the drawings straight on the computer.
And it's all painted on the computer now and not by hand anymore.
- Gerald Scarfe

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature.
But they are always works of art.
Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?
- Egon Schiele

Something about glamour interested me.
All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces
with a cocktail and a cigarette.
- Bill Blass

The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
- John James Audubon

When drawings of the main buildings I have designed
in the last five years are juxtaposed,
the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain
configurations is obvious to anyone.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

They looked great, you know the drawings of the guys
playing looked great and bits of string around their necks.
So it didn't seem to be that difficult a thing to do,
or that inaccessible.
- Eric Clapton

Therefore, when we arrive in a place and talk to new
people about a new image,
it is very hard for them to visualize it.
That's where the drawings are very important,
because at least we can show a projection of what we
believe it will look like.
- Christo

Just as the development of earth art and installation
art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries,
the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings.
- Sol LeWitt

We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty,
we only create joy and beauty.
We have never done a sad work.
Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
- Christo

The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated
are all the drawings that we get from readers.
I wish we could print them all.
They're really imaginative.
They show a lot of hard work.
- Matt Groening

Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching
me to keep personal things to myself,
Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic
strip for millions of people to enjoy.
- Cathy Guisewite

I have made it a rule for a long time,
not to part with the copyright of my drawings,
for I have been so copied, my drawings reproduced and
sold for advertisements and done in ways I hate.
- Kate Greenaway

Jerry and I always felt that the character was enjoying himself.
He was having fun: he wasn't taking himself seriously.
It was always a lark for him, as you can see in my early drawings.
- Joe Shuster

And for every project, because it takes years,
you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple,
vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit,
you see that every detail is now clarified.
- Christo

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch
of character drawings and scan them into a computer,
and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life,
where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
- Bill Griffith

Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings,
and after a time, the language took over and I started
getting very involved with the handwriting and then
the look of the handwriting.
- Patti Smith

My work is so unorthodox that from one panel to the next,
the drawings are completely different...
totally opposed to the way of working in something like animation,
where every drawing has to look like the one before.
- Sergio Aragones

I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen.
After working on them for six months,
I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings.
It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
- Jack Prelutsky

After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings,
one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them.
I still have no idea where that notion came from,
but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
- Jack Prelutsky

They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group,
share expressions, or other images, drawings,
and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions
and images and make them real,
make them tangible.
- John Doerr

I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds,
so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth.
I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow
of man startled by his anguish.
- Marcel Marceau

May You Always Be Connected With Earth and Sky -
Drawing Energy From Both.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not materialistic.
I believe in presents from the heart,
like a drawing that a child does.
- Victoria Beckham

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

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

I used to find great difficulty in drawing feet.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Some days you feel like this is really going well.
You can tell.
Other days, you're just drawing like a farmer and you don't know why.
- Pat Oliphant

I quit comics because I got completely sick of it.
I was drawing comics all the time and didn't have the
time or energy to do anything else.
That got to me in the end.
- Julie Doucet

My job is to make images and leave the decision-making
and conclusion-drawing to other people.
- Laurie Anderson

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

British fashion is self confident and fearless.
It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant
flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
- Alexander McQueen

The director's job should give you a sense of music
without drawing attention to itself.
- Taylor Hackford

Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game,
I was learning about designing stuff.
I got good at drawing.
- Bill Budge

That is a Medieval way of drawing history,
in which they do not respect the law and want the rest
of the world to respect the law.
That's not possible.
- Emir Kusturica

When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in
how the story is going to develop and you spend more
time daydreaming on that particular subject.
- Sergio Aragones

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

Everyone thinks they can write a play;
you just write down what happened to you.
But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.
- Neil Simon

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'm drawing the gossip surrounding the celebrity,
or the image the celebrity tries to push on us.
- Hilary Duff

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

Why go now? That is the question people asked when
I announced I was retiring.
A combination of things made me feel it was all drawing to a natural end.
- Graeme Le Saux

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

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power,
vigor, and activity of man's nature.
- Bishop Robert South

I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind,
but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and
all the colors around it and what it will really look like.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I'm just drawing it now.
It's totally revolting.
I'm sure you'll love it.
- Eddie Campbell


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