52 Best Quotes About Drawings To Inspire Budding Artists

Drawing what's in the depths of your mind is what being an artist is all about
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Drawing is an artist's escape from reality; as he strokes his brush across the canvas, he creates something relevant to his own life.

Whether you have decided to draw professionally or as a hobby, the passion for it will remain the same as it is a personal affair. The final result does not entirely depend on the number of hours spent but on the artist's creativity and determination.

An artist's work reflects their experiences in life both with people and the places they visit. The artist can draw out a range of emotions from their audience through the colors they use, the theme they present, and the story they try to convey.

As an audience, appreciating an artist's work is the highest praise an artist expects to gain from his paintings. A revelation by an observer of art stating how much they could relate to the artist's work will mean the world to them and is a form of reward for all their hard work.

So go ahead, paint your vision while being inspired by some of the best art quotes. These quotes are also great for captioning any drawings while presenting them on any platform. Read on for quotes to caption a drawing social media post, plus for tips and inspiration on how to praise someone's drawing!

You can further be inspired by our collection of quotes from [quotes about creating] and art quotes for kids.

Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

Here are quotes to be inspired by the Dutch legend Vincent Van Gogh, who painted 'The Starry Night'.

Anything around you can be your inspiration to draw

1. "I dream my painting and I paint my dream."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

2. "Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

3. "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

4. "An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

5. "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

6. "The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

7. "I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

8. "I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

9. "Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul."

-Vincent Van Gogh.

10. "I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?"

-Vincent Van Gogh.

Pablo Picasso Drawing Quotes

Here are quotes by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, who has greatly contributed to the history of arts.

Humans have been expressing themselves through painting since a long time.

11. "Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."

-Pablo Picasso.

12. "The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."

13. "Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs."

-Pablo Picasso.

14. "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."

-Pablo Picasso.

15. "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

-Pablo Picasso.

16. "Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen."

-Pablo Picasso.

17. "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."

-Pablo Picasso.

18. "The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"

-Pablo Picasso.

19. "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality."

-Pablo Picasso.

20. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

-Pablo Picasso.

Quotes About Art To Light The Spark

A few quotes about art for those who love drawings and are looking to escape into the world of painting.

21. "I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do."

-Bob Ross.

22. "Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do."

-Edgar Degas.

23. "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for."

-Georgia O’Keeffe.

24. "Drawing at its best is not what your eyes see but what our mind understands."

-Millard Sheets.

25. "Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day."

-Winston Churchill.

26. "Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons."

-Al Hirschfeld.

27. "Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen."

-Marshall McLuhan.

28. "Don't think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art."

-Andy Warhol.

29. "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."

-Edward Hopper.

30. "When I paint, I never think of selling. People fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights."

-Edvard Munch.

31. "The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech."

-Vincent van Gogh.

32. "The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it."

-Paul Klee.

33. "Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye...it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."

-Edvard Munch.

34. "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."

-Twyla Tharp.

35. "To my mind a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful and pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them."

-Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Inspirational Drawing Quotes

Get better at drawing and painting while drawing inspiration from these motivating quotes by some of the best in history.

36. "Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make."

-David Hockney.

37. "In drawing, one must look for or suspect that there is more than is casually seen."

-George Bridgman.

38. "Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see -- to see correctly -- and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye."

-Kimon Nicolaides.

39. "It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover, to your surprise, that you have rendered something in its true character."

-Camille Pissarro.

40. "My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can."

-Jim Dine.

41. "Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint."

-Arshile Gorky.

42. "Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated."

-John Berger.

43. "Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality."

-Edgar Degas.

44. "My idea of Heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing."

-Peter Falk.

45. "Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see."

-Edgar Degas.

46. "Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation."

-Henri Cartier-Bresson.

47. "You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

-John Singer Sargent.

48. "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic."

-Keith Haring.

49. "Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."

-Henri Matisse.

50. "One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil."

-Balthus.

51. "Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."

-Salvador Dali.

52. "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.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best quotes about drawings to inspire budding artists, then why not take a look at craft quotes, or painting quotes.

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