Drawing, in the same way as speech, writing, gestures and facial expressions, is a fundamental way of communicating with the outside world. Historically the earliest, technically the rawest, but also the purest intellectually, it’s one of the most direct forms of expression – used as a standalone work just as often as a simple raw sketch of a bigger project. Even as little children, as soon as we are able to grab a pen and a piece of paper, we instantly feel the need to use it in order to inform the world about our presence.
Drawing is a very natural way of transferring our thoughts and feelings into marks and lines. It records our emotions and impressions. The character of the line we make often reflects our own character – after all, our handwriting is a kind of drawing as well. We can easily start to draw at any second and capture the moment on a piece of paper. We can draw with anything, anywhere. We don’t need to prepare or buy anything, we don’t need specialistic knowledge, we don’t need experience.