Doing a drawing every day for several years adds up to a whole lot of drawings. It
became necessary to construct the Drawing Archive.
Here you will find previous drawings organized by the date they appear on the Drawing-A-Day
Email list. I post the drawings to the Archive on a monthly basis or as soon as I
get around to it, whichever comes first.
Some of the drawings make me wince. I think my technique is slowly improving, but
I have a long way to go. That is one of the things that I love about art. You never
create the perfect drawing or the perfect painting. There is always more to learn
and room to grow.
The Japanese artist, Hokusai, said it best: “From the age of six I had a mania for
drawing the form of things. By the time I was fifty, I had published an infinity
of designs, but all that I have produced before the age of seventy is not worth taking
into account. At seventy-three I have learned a little about the real structure of
animals, plants, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence, when I am eighty, I shall
have made more progress, at ninety I shall penetrate the mystery of things, at a
hundred I shall have reached a marvelous stage, and when I am a hundred and ten,
everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive.”