Drawing. Remember medium. is the material or technique with which an artist works. .Now we will cover our first medium.

 Dry Media  Wet Media .ƒ Drawing can be defined as mark-making . The mark-making can be done with a variety of media.

Over time the silver applied to the paper tarnishes to give the drawing a much desired effect that other metals. Gold. do not produce. copper. lead and many other soft metals can be used. .Drawing: Dry Media Metal Point: Metal stylus on paper. This effect is why silver point became the artists' choice in metal point drawing. Metal point is often called silver point because silver is the most popular metal used. However. which do not tarnish.

Michelangelo is drawing studies for the Sistine Chapel.Drawing: Chalk and Charcoal Chalk and Charcoal On paper. Chalk come in different colors. In this case. Michelangelo uses red chalk here. Often Drawing is used as studies or sketches for different works. Bur artist have tried to elevate drawing to a finished art piece .


drawn in 1884.A. A well known landscape and figure painter. painter and designer.B. Louis Fairfax Muckley was also a leading British illustrator. It was in the collection of Frank Richards R. . etcher. Arthur Joseph Gaskin.Drawing: Graphite Graphite (mineral) Natural graphite has found uses as the marking material ("lead") in common pencils Portrait of Louis Fairfax Muckley is an original graphite drawing by the British artist..

Drawing: Pastel Pastel sticks or crayons consist of pure powdered pigment combined with an inert binder. Edgar Degas . The exact composition and characteristics of an individual pastel stick depends on the type of pastel and the type and amount of binder used. Dry pastels have historically used binders such as gum arabic. It also varies by individual manufacturer.

On Paper. . Edgar Degas.Drawing: Pastel Pastel.

Each time you use your oil sticks this film needs to be rubbed or peeled off. sealing the creamy semimoist paint inside (this is very similar to how oil paint dries on your canvas. however. you are literally drawing with paint. oil stick on paper) . This crayon develops a skin as the oil oxidizes. The same basic pigments and drying oils that are used in the formulation of tube paint are combined with wax and rolled into a crayon. After that. Using them over traditional oil paint is just fine. The film is flexible enough to use on almost any substrate. oil collage (acrylic. Hannibal. even though the surface can be dry to the touch the paint underneath may take much longer to dry). Remember. that due to the wax content in oil sticks they should never be used for underpainting for traditional tube oil paint unless you are adding wax to it also.Drawing: Oil Stick Oil sticks are oil paint in solid form. Jean-Michel Basquiat.




though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface usually prepared wood. also known as hot wax painting. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax. but there are several other recipes that can be used some containing other types of waxes.Painting: Encaustic Encaustic painting. Pure. involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. . linseed oil. damar resin. powdered pigments can be purchased and used. though canvas and other materials are often used. or other ingredients.

The word fresco comes from the Italian word affresco which derives from the adjective fresco ("fresh").Painting: Fresco Fresco (plural either frescos or frescoes) is any of several related painting types. which has Latin origins. done on plaster on walls or ceilings. .

until it was replaced by oil painting in Europe. . where it appears to have taken over from encaustic and was the main medium used for panel painting and illuminated manuscripts in the Byzantine world and the Middle Ages in Europe.Painting: Tempera Tempera (also known as egg tempera) is a type of artist's paint and associated art techniques that were known from the classical world.

The oil dries with a hard film. linseed oil being most traditional. and the brightness of the colors is protected. . Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas.Painting: Oil Painting oil paint : Slow drying paint made when pigments are mixed with an oil.

vehicle.Watercolor watercolor . but are actually oil paints. What carries the pigment in watercolor (called its medium. or base) is gum arabic. .Any paint that uses water as a solvent. Paintings done with this medium are known as watercolors. which employ water as their solvent. An exception to this rule is water miscible oil paints.

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