Types of Drawings

Types of Drawing Styles

 Drawing is the basis of all visual arts, so they were divided into several categories such as:
 Story telling
Consist of story boxes that narrates a story
For example: 
anime -a comic book or video cartoon animation with Japanese style. Eg: Naruto, Death Note, Dragon Ball etc

 cartoons (a simple drawing showing a subject in a funny way) for example, Spongebob Squarepants, Oggy and The Cockroaches.

Next is comics which is a series of pictures used to tell a story for example, Spiderman, Superman and Iron Man.

Non story telling
Non Story telling consist of several types of drawing styles which are: 

 figure drawing -drawing of the human body In it’s various shapes and positions 

caricature -a picture, imitations or a description of a person or a thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create comic or grotesque effect

fashion illustrations - is an any illustrations of garments and styles. Widely used in fashion to outline and visualize styles. 

 gesture drawing -is the representation of the essence of a figure position 

 portrait - a portrayal of someone’s face in the form of drawing

sketch - a rough or unfinished drawings/  a draft

stick figure-a drawing of human being or animals as a circle and straight line- a character with the least depth and believability. 

doodle -a rough drawing or a scribble made absent mindedly. Yet doodle is an art and can be used as decorations.

Types of Drawing Styles Part II

Technical drawing
drawings were also applied in engineering in architecture under the Technical drawing. it is a detailed and precise drawing of an object. The examples of the drawings are: 

l  Architectural drawing- an architectural design or plan and elevation views of a building structure

  Engineering drawing- is a type of technical drawing used to clearly define requirements for engineered items

  Plumbing drawing- is a set of symbol applied on architectural design drawings to indicate specific plumbing fittings, fixtures and components.

  structural drawing- is a set of plan showing how a building or other structure will be built

Scientific illustrations

  Mechanical systems drawing- is a type of technical drawing which show details about mechanical systems for example, heating ventilation and air conditioning

Working drawing- precise drawing of a structure, machine etc of any part of one, as a guide to workers in constructing it.

 Archaeological illustrations- is a form of technical illustration that records materials retrieved from archaeological findings

Drawing Techniques

Not all of these drawing techniques was suitable for beginner artist, but you will get familiar with these techniques as you get drawn closer to drawing and painting. Artists who were looking forward to varies their drawing style also were welcomed for this list:

  Automatic drawing- prioritize the quality and experience of drawing and triggered the logical brain desire to produce something that is accurate. Artist is free from artistic conventions an free to draw their imaginations.

 Blind contour drawing- drawing the outline without looking at the original objects, this technique is important to develop hand coordination and improve drawing skills.

  Contour drawing- drawing the outline for a drawing based on an objects. This techniques is a form of exercise to improve the precision of the drawing in term of shape, size etc.

 Chiaroscuro- the hue of light and shade in a picture. These techniques prioritize the clear tonal contrast which affected the intensity of the drawing. Artists who were familiar with this technique is Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Grisaille -the use of grey/monochrome colour which will emphasize the shape of the objects. The tone values range from dark to light, transparent to opaque and warm to cool.

Hatching- is the use of parallel line which was drawn closely together to create a shade or illusion. This technique depends on the amount of white spaces between the lines or the darkness of the lines which will affect the drawing. Often used in pencil sketching and pen-ink drawing.  

Scribble- drawing which consisted of several abstract lines, it will help to improve proportions, expressions and how things blend together.

 Stippling- an ink drawing techniques where the texture is consisted of small dots .The depth of the tone and the roughness can be adjusted by varying the density and the distance of the dots.

 Crayons- usually used by children but crayons can create fine arts as well.

 Dry brush- modern style of painting in which oil painting, bristle and synthetic brushes used on water color paper or fabrics. Black oil is used and 2-3 drops of domestic sewing machine lubricating oil is used as a solvent and it will cause the brush to be dry even after it was dipped in the oil paint.  

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