Drawings can assist the mind’s enquiry about an object by engaging in a careful and thoughtful investigation of its nature and workings.
Drawing is a skill for research: making connections; explaining an idea; documenting new and old discoveries.
Frequently, drawing is able to clearly describe or document details and observations that a camera can’t. This doesn’t mean that I’m averse to photographs—I’ve had a long and productive partnership with a photographer, collaborating on many projects. Drawing can complement writing or photography.
Drawing offers clarity of communication and documentation for the public eye. It is able to colour research with life or to place imaginative interpretations in a meaningful context.