Welcome to the Drawings & Digressions blog. Here is where we'll explore drawing as an end in itself, and look around at how and why different artists draw. We pay particular attention to the line here, and are forever examining its utilization in the creation of imagery.
"Now clouds are not as solid as flour-sacks; but, on the other hand, they are neither spongy nor flat. They are definite and very beautiful forms of sculptured mist; sculptured is a perfectly accurate word; they are not more drifted into form than they are carved into form, the warm air around them cutting them into shape by absorbing the visible vapour beyond certain limits; hence their angular and fantastic outlines, as different from a swollen, spherical, or globular formation, on the one hand, as from that of flat films or shapeless mists on the other." The Elements of Drawing, 1857