Why do we feel that if our drawing is not done quickly it’s not worth doing? The world is too hurried and our art is suffering from it. Drawing is not manufactured at the cheapest cost or quickly hatched out between punches on a time card. Drawing is a labor of love.
A well done drawing demands your full attention and your time. There are not a lot of shortcuts in the process to be found. To draw well you have to sit down and draw what you see and that takes time.
Drawing with any gray scale medium is particularly demanding because there is no flash and dazzle of color to fool the viewer’s eye. Gray scale drawing is also very soothing to look at and because of that it invites very close inspection. People want to put their noses very close to drawings and that means each line, each shaded area, each pencil mark will be scrutinized. And that’s a good thing. It takes time to really look at a drawing and some people hunger for the chance to slow down and to take the time to really see.
I draw for those people.