Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What is a drawing?

Our group decided on a simple definition for drawing, but at the same time it is very extensive. We concluded that a drawing is a moving point. Once a point moves it creates line, shape, form, value etc. Some of the characteristics that fit into our definition of drawing included:

  • Mark making
  • Line
  • Texture
  • Volume
  • Structure
  • Form
  • Shape
  • Value
  • Repeated form/pattern

For our group it came down to the elements and principles of art and design- a drawing does not have to include all of these elements, but more so a combination of a few.

The two images from my found drawings selected as the best was the foam in the water that looks like it forms a figure, and the chipped planks of wood.

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