Art Quotes

We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us, the sooner we get them out the better.

Walt Stanchfield

Gaining competence in drawing is similar to becoming a marathon runner; it can’t happen overnight. But, like running, most of us can already somewhat do it — we just need to devote the time and energy toward building this skill to become truly versed in it.

Mark Baskinger in Pencils Before Pixels A Primer in Hand-Generated Sketching

Your job is to believe what your eyes tell you. Learning to have faith in one's perceptions is one of the principal keys to drawing well.

Betty Edwards in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition

If you can look at an object or scene and simplify it in your mind’s eye for painting before you start, you are well on the way to becoming a good artist.

Alwyn Crawshaw in Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner