. More than Wriggling Your Wrist (or Your Mouse): Thinking, Seeing, and Drawing: Laurie Olin
I love to draw. I have drawn as long as I can remember.
I draw more than a lot of people, even in my profession.
I draw because I like to. I draw to learn. Why? Because
drawing is a way of thinking while acting, or of thinking
through acting. It really isn’t a parlor trick, or some low
intensity athletic activity, or a wriggling of the wrist. Drawing
is about seeing and visualizing. It’s about memory and
finding a sequence of marks that engage observation
and thought. In the act of drawing a lot happens in a very
short period of time, often almost instantaneously. Watching
a person draw is like watching an internal combustion
engine power an automobile. You can’t see the inner work-
ings, the fire and explosions, the air sucking and fluids
circulating, the movement of the parts. All you see are
the wheels turning and the pencil moving on the page.