When I think in terms of drawing, I think more in regard to making marks. To me, that is the beauty of the process. Drawings can certainly be qualified in many ways: illustrations, renderings, sketches and the like. But, when you allow the line to exist on it’s own, it’s but a mark. Yet, a mark that the artist responds to. The lines develop the character of the image. One is simply a response to another.
When I’m drawing on the clay, I draw throughout the clay process. Some lines are drawn on wet clay, some on bone dry clay and others on bisque clay. This allows the image to develop as I respond to the marks in conjunction with the glazing and firing process. It helps to have a good idea where you are going with the final piece. Keep detailed notes.