Drawing Day - May 16
Thu, May 16, 2024

Drawing Day

Drawing Day is dedicated to the artist. This is an artist inside every person.

The History

Drawing Day’s founder is a public organization DrawingDay. The holiday was proclaimed in 2008 to remind everyone of the time we picked up crayons, pencils, and felt-tip pens, and created masterpieces. Drawing is an effective way to escape from routine, daily worries, and troubles. The picture usually reflects the state of a human soul.

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of expression. The first drawings were small carvings were found in ancient caves from around 10,000 BC. The ancient Egyptians painted everyday scenes on the walls of dwellings and temples. Similar drawings were applied by the Greeks to pottery.

After paper became available in Europe, drawing became very popular there. Many talented and famous artists appeared. They used ink, pencils, chalk, and charcoal to create clear outlines, shadows, and textures. Drawing became a real art.

Interesting Facts

Drawing has a lot of interesting aspects.

  1. There is a difference between drawing and painting, although some of the same tools are used.
  2. In 1795, quality graphite pencils first appeared.
  3. Tube paint was invented in 1841 by American artist John Goffe Rand. Ready-made paints had been stored in containers made from animal bladders.
  4. Drawing is part of the Olympic Games.
  5. The Chupa-Chups logo was designed by Salvador Dali. Today, a slightly modified drawing is used.

When is Drawing Day celebrated in 2024?

Drawing Day is observed on May 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 16 2024
Friday May 16 2025