Why Draw?: The Tautology of Drawing—Drawing Is Love

October 22, 2013

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131004JudyDenchLeft: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen in 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia Journal. Judy Dench circa 1990s. I love Judy Dench.  


If you draw something you love over and over you learn more and more about your subject; and you fall deeper in love with it.

If you draw something you don't know or understand over and over again you learn more and more about your subject each time you draw it; and you fall in love with it.*

Drawing is love.

*OK. This doesn't apply to ticks. I've drawn lots of sketches of ticks in an effort to understand them; I haven't thought so far ahead as love—baby steps. I have yet to fall in love with them. I do, however, have a respect, mingled with awe, for them, but this doesn't keep me from dropping them into the rubbing alcohol dish! 

    • Miss T
    • October 22, 2013

    Very sensible, Roz.

  1. Reply

    Thank you Miss T. I’m looking forward to sketching Maxwell!

    • Miss T
    • October 23, 2013

    He’s looking forward to it, too — as long as he doesn’t have to be in the same drawing as a tick!

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