Drawing is an essential part of an artist’s journey as no matter what technique he or she approaches, they still need to demonstrate minimum drawing skills in order to sketch their images. But when drawing is the main technique in the artist’s work, the results could be truly spectacular.
We can say that the skill of capturing the contrast between light and shadow, the harmony of form and the depth of an image with a pencil is a gift and many artists make it their only means of expression, perfecting it by exercising and experimenting all the time.
There are several forms of drawing that require different skill sets and imagination, from figure drawing and shading to cartooning and doodling. There are also sketches or studies in pencil where artists prepare their subject for painting.
When the drawing is black and white, the challenge is that the artist has to make up for the lack of colours by introducing many shades of grey so the viewer is completely satisfied with the image. Other artists choose to introduce colours in their drawings by using coloured pencils.
But no matter if they draw in black and white which is a traditional approach or in colour, a modern one, drawing itself is a meticulous process with no room for error as mistakes are not easy to correct.
When it comes to acquiring art, there are many collectors and art admirers that prefer drawings to paintings, whether in a traditional or contemporary style. Such artwork looks great in any interior and it can be a substantial addition to any collection whether it consists in drawings only or an eclectic mix of art.