My favourite drawers – those people whose drawings I like a lot.

Frank Auerbach

I am drawn to this image for the emotion he is able to create here, sometimes with simple-seeming strokes but often with heavy, clumsy strokes.

Lucian Freud by Frank Auerbach

Vincent Van Gogh

I like this picture for the emotion it contains and the detail. The dark tones of the figure contrast with the sketchyness and light tones used in the background.

At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity’s Gate by Vincent Van Gogh

M. C. Escher

I’ve always admired Escher’s technique and his eccentricity. I love the way he plays with perspective. His drawings create a puzzle that can be stared at and played with visually for hours.

Drawing Hands by M. C. Escher

Andree Mason

Automatic drawing interests me because amazing images can be created this way (as well as very bad images). This picture below interests me because it flows so beautifully and seems so deliberate, yet it isn’t. It has real motion.

Automatic Drawing by Andree Mason

Paul Klee

I stumbled upon this drawing by chance and was attracted to it because of the way it plays with shape and tone to create a 3-D collage-like picture.

Crystal Gradation by Paul Klee

Pablo Picasso

I find line drawing, simple drawing, very hard (I much prefer to use lots of tone and shading) and I admire anyone, such as Picasso, who can create emotion with line alone.

Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

Keith Tyson

I learnt about this artist drawing my first Contextual Studies tutorial and I found this image while looking him up on the Internet. I am interested in the 3-D effect and the clever way a face emerges from crumpled (or deliberately folded as origami is) paper. All created with a pencil.

Origami by Keith Tyson

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