I’m always in search for perfection. If it’s not perfect, I’m back to the drawing board. Venus Williams
I would love to have my own fashion line because I love sketching. Becky G
Even though I’m usually not conscious of it, I think drawing has always served a sort of therapeutic purpose in my life. There’s something about the process of translating the messy chaos of real life into a clean, simple drawing that’s always been comforting to me.
I loved painting and drawing for many reasons. One of them was that all it really required was me, a pencil and a pad. It was something I was passionate about, and still am. Danny Huston
I just wanted to paint and sketch and tell stories by drawing. Robert Redford
I’m born with a pencil in my hand. I did lots of sketching. Karl Lagerfeld
I’ve been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too – what I should wear.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led. Stan Laurel
The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing. Marjane Satrapi
Just like hair frames our face, brows frame our eyes. I see so much potential in harmonized beauty whenever I see a woman who’s not filling in her brows, and I just want to go in with my brow pencil and just be like, ‘Filling in eyebrows, OK, done – look in the mirror and be inspired.
‘ That’s one of my pet peeves, but beauty is subjective. Michelle Phan
Lose your inhibitions about drawing and just do it. Chris Riddell
When I was either 7 or 8 years old, I did a sketch every day of my teacher and what she wore. At the end of the year, I gave her the sketchbook. For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams. Alber Elbaz
My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, ‘If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?’ and he answered me with two words: ‘A pencil.
‘ Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born. Adam Braun
There were no museums or galleries in Shanghai, but I was very keen on art – I was always sketching and copying, and sometimes I think that my whole career as a writer has been the substitute work of an unfulfilled painter. J. G. Ballard
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. Salvador Dali
Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter’s identity, his style, his conviction, and then color is just a gift to the drawing. Fernando Botero
A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself. David Ogilvy
Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.
Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make. David Hockney
Do you have hands? Excellent. That’s a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle. Chris Riddell
Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip. Jon Bon Jovi
I love my paper and ink, but I see the benefits of the iPad and Apple Pencil. Om Malik
Sketching is like dancing. It’s process as much as product. You can turn your head off and just sort of dissolve into the now. Doing a giant, super thought-out painting is the opposite of that. Molly Crabapple
Graffiti is linear, and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. Cy Twombly
I don’t use names or captions for my many portraits of politicians and authors for newspapers. The drawing has to be self-explanatory, so I spend a lot of time sketching to find an idea and an angle that is clear. Siegfried Woldhek
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson
For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams. In my little room at home, I felt that I was somewhere else. In Paris, for instance. Alber Elbaz
I always craft my words to the point where I think and hope they’re perfect before I ever begin sketching. Kevin Henkes
I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music. Amandla Stenberg
My job ranges from creating the initial overall theme of the season, to developing fabrics and sketching to sampling and fitting. Nicole Richie
I lived in South America when I was growing up. I spent hours sketching. I was good at drawing, and I was obsessed with fashion, but I was also obsessed with magazines. Nina Garcia
People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph. Walt Disney
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies. Le Corbusier
Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught. Peter Capaldi
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool. John Steinbeck
I always carry a sketchbook around with me, and I sketch whenever I can… I might be in a financial review and be sketching because I find that I actually listen better when I sketch. Truth be told, there are probably more sketches in my books than there are written notes.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. Truman Capote
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away. Earl Nightingale
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Walt Disney
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Sometimes the very best of all summer books is a blank notebook. Get one big enough, and you can practice sketching the lemon slice in your drink or the hot lifeguard on the beach or the vista down the hill from your cabin. Michael Dirda
On a day-to-day level, I love watching my kids accomplish the little things that seem trivial but are really milestones: seeing my son hit a baseball or watching my daughter draw something that actually looks like what she says she’s drawing.
Or hearing them say ‘I love you.’ Matt Lauer
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. Robert Benchley
Computers don’t create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist. John Lasseter
Sketching in general – anywhere, not just in Gitmo, but in life, in the world – is a profoundly disruptive act. Because you’re creating something when you’re kind of expected to consume or sit passively.
I’ve always sketched things as a way to get into them, whether it was a fancy nightclub or, you know, to have kids think I was cool, whatever. Molly Crabapple
One of the best places for a shy person to meet people is in a coffee shop. If you are a reader, bring a book and read it there – that gives a guy something to ask you about. Same goes for sketching, writing, or any hobby you can take with you.
My idea of Heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing. Peter Falk
Forget about where you want to be and go out and build stuff. Dodgeball came from being bored at work… things happen because you make them happen. Stop sketching, and start building. Dennis Crowley
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John W. Gardner
You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming.
When a really great dream shows up, grab it. Larry Page
A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story. Lynn Abbey
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. Vincent Van Gogh
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it. Reinhold Niebuhr
I spend a lot of time in a sort of free state when I’m writing in the beginning and sketching. Tony Gilroy
Twitter could save a lot of money by writing its executives’ names on their doors with pencil instead of fancy placards. Like an episode of ‘Suits,’ Twitter execs come, go, change jobs and disappear under black clouds every few minutes.
Office administration costs must be astronomical! Milo Yiannopoulos
About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead. Edsger Dijkstra
When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything. Ellsworth Kelly
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler
Few people know that I am also an artist; I truly enjoy sketching and drawing. Sonakshi Sinha
I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate. Ben Shahn
I believe in sketching because there is something very sensitive in sketching, you know, in sketches that you don’t have out of a computer that looks the same like everybody even if, later on, the dresses are OK, but I like to sketch, and I like to see trails made after my sketches that look the same.
It is you know, what I like. Karl Lagerfeld
What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
It’s not how big your pencil is; it’s how you write your name. Dave Mustaine
One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. Balthus
You need pencil miles to be a great artist, animator, or filmmaker, and the sooner you start making mistakes, the quicker you learn. Phil Lord
I would like to be known as an ‘artist’. Whether that be music, acting, sketching, cooking, whatever. I’m interested in all of those things. Mark Salling
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing.
Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest. Maria Montessori