Okay, it's 11:51 pm - still Tuesday - it counts.
a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color; a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil, or crayon; the art or technique of making these
Here is a quote that sums up how I feel about drawing -
"Drawing is the supreme way of blotting out your ignorance of a subject... establishing wisdom in its place.... Drawing is learning. It is discipline, a measuring stick with which to see if there is honesty in you. It's a confessional; it will reveal everything about you while you imagine you are revealing someone else [in portraiture]. Drawing is the poet's written line, set down to see if there be a story worth telling, a truth worth revealing."
Irving Stone The Agony and the Ecstasy: A biographical Novel of Michelangelo pg 78
Drawing THE basic in art.