History and I mean a brief history of drawing.
the past 5000 years has been making marks on different surfaces to convey ideas that we had no other way to portray. From
building the great pyramids to Gods Temple in Jersuelum, to the great buildings of our time the ability to draw and to draw
well has been present in humanity for a long time. Even though for the most part
it was considered secondary and subjugated to all other arts. Until the 18-century it was not looked upon has having a great
benefit or seen as a desirable way to make a living, sense it was used as a preliminary means to other finished mediums (painting,
sculpture, and architecture). During this time it was recognized as a means and an end in itself. Schools that concentrated
in drawing recognized that it was necessary to be skilled at drawing in order
to become a better artist in whole, for drawing demonstrates what a person really
understands about the subject matter one is trying to portray.
forward to the late 30’s and early 40’s.Drawing was seen as a medium that could stand on its own within the abstract
expressionist movement and many tried to push the boundaries of what was considered painting and drawing.
With the advent
of movies then TV there needed to be a person who could accurately convey on paper what the producer/director was looking
for and so was born the concept artist and if one was imaginative enough and had the right skills one could actually make
a living from drawing (so thank God for Walt-Disney). Today it has not changed that much except that now we have computers
that will enhance the drawings that an artist makes.