What is drawing?

  • (noun): Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed according to the drawing of lots.
    Synonyms: lottery
    See also — Additional definitions below


Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium. Common instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint). An artist who practices or works in drawing may be called a draftsman or draughtsman.

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Graph Automorphism - Symmetry Display
... Several graph drawing researchers have investigated algorithms for drawing graphs in such a way that the automorphisms of the graph become visible as symmetries of the drawing ... a method that is not designed around symmetries, but that automatically generates symmetric drawings when possible, or by explicitly identifying symmetries and using them to guide vertex ...
Drawing - Digital Illustration
... Computer art is also distinct from digital manipulation of photographs, in that it is an original construction "from scratch" ... Photographic elements may be incorporated into such works, but they are not the primary basis or source for them ...
Edmond Eugène Valton
... in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, (drawing, The Scholar) -Institut de France (51 drawings for illustrations to fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)) -Museum ... -Croatian private collection (sixty-seven drawings drawn between 1871 and 1910) ... For Valton drawing was perhaps the most important artistic discipline ...
Jean-Antoine Constantin - Biography - Drawing School in Aix
... Arnulphy and became the third principal of the drawing school in Aix, continuing in the post until the French Revolution ... In 1807, he moved to Digne to work as a drawing teacher for six years ...
Centre For Recent Drawing
... Founded by Andrew Hewish in 2004, the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) is a non-commercial curatorial space in London, UK, 51°32′44.85″N 0°06′16.12″W / 51.5457917°N 0.1044778°W / 51.5457917 -0.10447 ... provided a museum space for the exhibition of drawings by established and emerging international and UK artists, illustrators and designers, architects, art ... The Centre was established to provide a site in London for the display of drawings free from the commercial concerns that pervade the London art scene and ...

More definitions of "drawing":

  • (noun): A representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines.
    Example: "Drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
  • (noun): An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine.
    Example: "It is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
  • (noun): The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling.
    Synonyms: draft, draught
  • (noun): Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source.
    Example: "The drawing of water from the well"
    Synonyms: drawing off
  • (noun): The creation of artistic drawings.
    Example: "He learned drawing from his father"
    Synonyms: draftsmanship, drafting

Famous quotes containing the word drawing:

    A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    These native villages are as unchanging as the woman in one of their stories. When she was called before a local justice he asked her age. “I have 45 years.” “But,” said the justice, “you were forty-five when you appeared before me two years ago.” “Señor Judge,” she replied proudly, drawing herself to her full height, “I am not of those who are one thing today and another tomorrow!”
    State of New Mexico, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    That we shall die, we know; ‘tis but the time,
    And drawing days out, that men stand upon.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)