Drawing is a form of visual art where individuals use instruments such as pencils, pen or ink to mark a piece of paper or a bi-dimensional medium.
Drawing can be considered as the primary representation of objects, concepts, emotions, attitudes and fantasies on a bi-dimensional surface.
The art of drawing has begun during the Stone Age era when societies were using sharp stones to create engravings in caves.
For a long time, the line between drawing and painting has been blurred as different types of art used painting mediums as instruments to draw, and only in the 15th century, drawing has emerged as an independent art form.
The art of drawing includes casual drawing or sketching, preparatory drawing and finished drawing. Casual drawing relates to an unfinished composition and does not have any ongoing function. Preparatory drawing denotes the creation of a specific object with pens or pencils, which will be completed by adding pigment colour. Finished drawing is a complete stand-alone artwork such as illustrations, cartoons, graphic designs or caricatures.
Draughtsmen, in their compositions, usually represent different images such as animals, humans, caricatures, landscapes and portraits. However, some of them specialise in precise forms such as buildings (architectural drawing), ships or vessels (marine drawing), flowers or plants (botanical illustration), or abstract elements.
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