Drawing is a wonderful way of seeing the world as it is, of responding to the world and of becoming more self aware of how we fit into the world around us.
Drawing is a simple and direct art medium that is a very powerful way to make a great variety of images.
These images can be beautiful, but I do not think that should be the main aim of drawing. It would be better to show reality, subjective reality, as it is to us.
There is a beauty in reality and this reality is not at all the same as just what things look like, or what the world looks like through the lens of a photograph. We must acknowledge that we are looking through our eyes, We are always subjective onlookers to a world that is only described to us through our senses.
Art is in a unique place to allow us to respond to the world in an intuitive and subjective way. But this intuitive and subjective way needs to be based on a sense of curiosity and wonder.
Children are born to draw, to respond to their world. To continue to learn to draw as we get older we need to keep pushing, to continue to be childlike, creative, inventive and curious.
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