Outline of drawing and drawings

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and typical guide to drawing and drawings:

  • Drawing – activity of making marks on a surface so as to create some images, form or shape.
  • A drawing – product of that activity.

What types of things are drawing and drawings?[edit]

Types of drawing and drawings[edit]

Drawing techniques[edit]

  • Automatic drawing
  • Blind contour drawing – this action is performed were the artist looks at the object and does not look at the canvas or sketch pad
  • Contour drawing
  • Chiaroscuro – using strong contrasts between light and dark to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.
  • Gesture Drawing - loose drawing or sketching with the wrists moving, to create a sense of naturalism of the line or shape, as opposed to geometric or mechanical drawing
  • Grisaille
  • Hatching – consists of hatching, contour hatching, and double contour hatching
  • Masking
  • Mass drawing
  • Screentone
  • Scribble
  • Stippling – using tiny dots that become closer to create darker values, and gradually further away to create lighter values
  • Trois crayons – using three colors, typically black, white and sanguine chalks
  • Drybrush

Types of draughtsman[edit]

Draughtsman or draftsman –

Drawing media and equipment[edit]

A medium (plural: media) is a material used by an artist to create a work.

Common drawing types[edit]

Common bases for drawing[edit]

Other drawing equipment[edit]

Principles and elements of drawing[edit]

  • Composition
  • Elements of art – group of aspects of a work of art used in teaching and analysis, in combination with the principles of art. They are texture, form, line, color, value, and shape.
  • Perspective – the principle of creating the illusion of 3-dimensionality on a 2-dimensional source such as paper. This is achieved by using one or more vanishing points (Line perspective), or making the atmosphere greyer, blurrier and smaller as it goes further back (Atmospheric perspective).
  • Principles of art – set of guidelines of art to be considered concerning the impact of a piece of artwork, in combination with the elements of art.[1][2] They are movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, proportion, and pattern.

Drawing education[edit]

  • Atelier
  • Art school
  • Life class – Observational drawing from a real life model, usually a nude model.
  • Magnet Art school programs -



History of drawing[edit]

Some notable draftsmen and drawings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Definition from Sanford". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  2. ^ "Principles of Art" Utah Education Network

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