Thursday, 5 April 2012


The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a wooly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities.

(Alain de Botton)

It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things; it is truer to say that he knew about things because he drew so well.

(Kenneth Clark)

1 comment:

  1. Hello,Mister Ian.I have known you through books translated into Italian.
    Yesterday I visited the botanical artist's blog and I found your blog and the magnificent collection of drawings.

    The world has changed so that pupils and teachers have become small spaces! I thank you for what I have learned by reading books by you! And now I thank you for sharing these beautiful "sketches".
    Rita Vaselli