The harder truth of the matter is that most drawings are failures and that almost all drawing is merely practice. One draws especially to learn. You learn and you learn and you learn. You are constantly making new connections in your mind. You are constantly trying to stop old connections from redirecting your pencil or from talking your drawing into a muddled death. You are concentrating in a spacialized and extraordinary way. And in the end you are drawing in order to grow within yourself.
Peter Steinhart, in “The Undressed Art; Why We Draw”