Why drawing matters + don't give up

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Why drawing matters

Drawing matters because it helps us 'see' and make sense of the world and experience it directly, intimately even, with pencil and paper (paint/brush/twig/charcoal etc) - it's a form of communication and expression.

drawing matters
drawing matters

"I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle."

-Frederick Franck

The Big Draw video below (2014) gives varying perspectives of why drawing matters and all are valid.  It's like Andrew Marr says, (art aided his recovery after a stroke, see his book on drawing here), we were using art to communicate and express ourselves long before we ever wrote words.

The video goes on to describe how drawing helps with our hand/eye coordination and encourages us to see form, shape, light in a real and direct way.

Drawing matters because it's sacred, joyful, pleasurable and helps us discover more about who we are and the role we have to play here.

'There are no physical rules' with drawing and this helps us free our mind, put the 'chatter' to one side and connect us to 'something more'.  It takes us outside of ourselves and shuts out the noise of modern day living.

So whatever your skill level, reasons for drawing or your technique; drawing is important so don't give up, keep going and keep answering the creative call.

Have a wonderful weekend.