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Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
by Marc Davis

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us.
Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really
I think he was for most of his career.
Not at all like today.
- Marc Davis

I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there,
so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood,
and they promised me work and so on.
- Marc Davis

 

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

What we were in on, really, was the invention of animation.
- Marc Davis

Later, my father died up in Marysville.
So, my mother and I got in the car and came down to Hollywood.
- Marc Davis

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Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow
White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films.
But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
- Marc Davis

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

Animation had been done before, but stories were never told.
- Marc Davis

I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935,
so obviously, I'm not too young!
- Marc Davis

Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools.
In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school,
I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
- Marc Davis

Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White.
I don't like the term particularly, but I got stuck
with the human characters.
They just didn't have that many people who could draw humans.
- Marc Davis

There is something I feel when I animate something;
you can never really understand the character you're
animating unless you've had the opportunity to turn it around.
Once you've done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object.
- Marc Davis

Throughout my career, when I was finished with the
drawing for one film I would go up to the story department
and help develop sequences.
Sometimes these were for scenes that I would animate later on.
- Marc Davis

At that time, the people that were in the animated
film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists.
In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
- Marc Davis

May You Always Be Connected With Earth and Sky -
Drawing Energy From Both.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'm not materialistic.
I believe in presents from the heart,
like a drawing that a child does.
- Victoria Beckham

When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light
hypnotic trance and compose while playing,
drawing directly from the emotions.
- John Fahey

The first writing of the human being was drawing,
not writing.
- Marjane Satrapi

I've never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea.
On the other hand, I've never seen a good drawing save a bad idea.
- Paul Conrad

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from
the figure drawing classes I once instructed.
- Frank Bruno

There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing.
- Christian Lacroix

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough
gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.
- Charles Kingsley

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything,
drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover
to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
- Camille Pissarro

I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing
men and I've taken it out of the slideshow.
- Alison Bechdel

I prefer drawing to talking.
Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
- Le Corbusier

This is an important book, the critic assumes,
because it deals with war.
This is an insignificant book because it deals with
the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
- Virginia Woolf

We don't sell technical drawings except when they are
incorporated into a drawing or a collage.
- Christo

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

When I retire I'm gonna bet on Wolves drawing every game.
I'll be a multi-millionaire!
- Paul Ince

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
- Bill Griffith

It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime.
- Jim Woodring

I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists.
- Craig McCracken

British fashion is self confident and fearless.
It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant
flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
- Alexander McQueen

I guess I didn't enjoy drawing very much.
It was like homework.
- Robert Crumb

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls,
and it is impossible to say that in some among them,
drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
- Auguste Rodin

You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done...
I am only interested in the present.
- Al Hirschfeld

It was exactly an assembly line.
You could look into infinity down these rows of drawing tables.
- Gil Kane

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and
just leave us with the joy of drawing,
then that's the best of both worlds -
and I'll use those computers!
- Don Bluth

A good advertisement is one which sells the product
without drawing attention to itself.
- David Ogilvy

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
- Samuel Butler

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

I'm just drawing it now.
It's totally revolting.
I'm sure you'll love it.
- Eddie Campbell

I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to
themselves or living on the outskirts.
- Rachel Weisz

Some days you feel like this is really going well.
You can tell.
Other days, you're just drawing like a farmer and you don't know why.
- Pat Oliphant

Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been
around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
- Frank Darabont

The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation.
The opening of the stone was far more interesting than
the drawing that I had done on it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in
how the story is going to develop and you spend more
time daydreaming on that particular subject.
- Sergio Aragones

My first concern was to take care of my drawing.
I did not have any knowledge in arts,
especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I
saw in my father's office.
- Ralph Allen

If you can understand the humor in the drawing part
you'll probably get the humor in the audio part.
- Eric San

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended,
continuing and perfecting childhood drawing -
without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which
each feeds upon the other,
drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game,
I was learning about designing stuff.
I got good at drawing.
- Bill Budge

A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
- Paul Klee

I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly
unrelated ideas or images,
or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar,
meanings a word might have.
- John Barton

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power,
vigor, and activity of man's nature.
- Bishop Robert South

What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil
in hand at the telescope.
You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The director's job should give you a sense of music
without drawing attention to itself.
- Taylor Hackford

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself,
as much as to understand what one is drawing.
- Henry Moore

A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
- James Thurber


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