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What is Drawing?

When Tom Stockley and Maddie Broad organised a protest on the new Falmouth sign I got involved by leaving a sketchbook on the sign for people to comment in. I am always interested to know how people appreciate drawing as a medium within its own right. I also wanted to start a dialogue with people from different courses who are all part of the University. I left a sketchbook with the question:

What is drawing?

I thought I would share with you the responses that were written within the sketchbook. 

'Line, an abstract creation, sometimes this can be seen as representational, but it never is as it is not physical. It does not create physicality as it is a fragment of ones imagination'


'Making your mark in anyway!'


"Movement, that's it really! - you can move in the air and it can be considered drawing, you can sculpt and it can be drawing, and you can make a sketch in or on something'


'Drawing is your body and mind unifying. It is a trace of making movements. It is a possibility of something that transcends from a mysterious place. It is your unique signature. 


'Drawing comes from within a connection between your mind and hands. Mark-making, an expression of visual dialogue. 


Drawing is something that allows me to feel and to translate this visually to an audience - MF

I was recently involved with a blog post which CASS Art titled 'Drawing Is...' The quote above was my response. I use mark making a lot within my own practice. I am always intrigued to understand how drawing influences peoples practice.

The blog post can be found here

Some of my favourite creative people whose work is influencing my own practice at the moment include:

Vincent Van Gogh//Ink drawings

Claire Leach//Drawing

Louise Hannaford//Illustration 


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