What is the hardest thing to draw? From Everybody! Nothing is really harder or easier to draw in a mechanical sense, If a person can draw one thing, they are perfectly capable of drawing something else with the same degree of accuracy _ The problem is in the phrase “the same degree of accuracy. If someone says they can draw, for instance, landscapes, but they can’t draw people, what they are really saying is, “when draw landscapes, draw well enough that no one can tell what I’ve drawn incorrectly. The reason people, and especially faces, are so difficult to draw is not because they themselves are any harder to draw than a tree. What changes is our tolerance as viewers for any degree Of inaccuracy. We are so intimately familiar With faces and their associated nuances, that the slightest deviation appears as a gross misreporting. Because of this, am constantly demanding my students draw people, and especially self-portraits, because they effectively highlight any weak skill areas that need attention.
My students erroneously believe it’s because I’m sadistic, … What purpose does drawing have for artists today? From Carols (Shorebird, United Kingdom) think people often misrepresent drawing as a medium, or group of mediums, rather than an activity. See drawing as the visual equivalent of language. ‘t is simply the way we communicate ideas visually through a series of marks on a ground. So to rephrase the question, it is a little like asking “What purpose goes speaking have for people today? For both, the answer would give is the communication of information. This information can take the form of ideas, thoughts, commentary, entertainment, or just literal facts, but for all of these, drawing is just the mode of transmission. How artfully this is done is another, separate, issue. In the case of artists specifically, it is the fastest and most efficient way to represent an idea visually. Far more immediate than any other way Of doing it, a quickly drawn sketch or thumbnail is usually the “first look” an artist has at how they might execute an idea.