Monday Motivator: Drawing as Tender and Aggressive

“Drawing can be both tender and aggressive, from the lightest grazing of the surface, to putting your whole weight behind a graphite stick. This application and easing of pressure, the graceful movement of lines, the continual adding of marks has such a beautiful rhythm to it, and when immersed can become wonderfully meditative.

“Every mark is a record of a moment in time, a movement and a gesture. Beginning with the faintest of outlines, I never fail to be excited to see a drawing develop as I work layer by layer from light to dark – appearing from a ghostly image into clarity.”

Rachel Goodyear, “Why I Draw”, Phaidon January 2021

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