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- why Artists need to draw
- why Designers need to draw
Michelangelo answered this question succinctly: “Drawing is the root of all knowledge.”
The importance of practicing your ability to draw cannot be overstated. It is without a doubt the single most important skill related to your ability to succeed as either a studio/fine artist or designer of any kind. The reasons for this are many, below are a short list of some of the major ones.
- The most important factor in drawing and painting is the ability to see, learning to see more, greater detail and achieve greater understanding.
- Drawing is the most direct way to give visual form to an idea that you have in your head.
- Drawing from observation “sharpens” your eye by developing your ability to focus, concentrate and become consciously aware.
- Drawing aids your ability to understand 3D form.
- Drawing exercises your imagination.
- To inspire the design.
- To record the geometric shapes and patterns of the composition
- To problem solve and analyze.
- To learn artistic dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
- To help your memory. Drawing helps with short-term memory and ideas that might otherwise be forgotten.
- Drawing will make you a better communicator.