Different Kinds of Drawing

Drawing is at the heart or soul of an artist’s way to express themselves. As a communication tool, drawing is a creative way to express the feelings and thoughts of an artist or designer. A drawing can be a sketch, a plan, a design, or graphic representation made with the help of pens, pencils, or crayons. The final result depends upon its nature and purpose. Below you may find different kinds of drawings with original illustrations by Yaren Eren.

Illustration Drawing

These are drawings that are created to represent the lay-out of a particular document. They include all the basic details of the project concerned clearly stating its purpose, style, size, color, character, and effect.


Life Drawing

Drawings that result from direct or real observations are life drawings. Life drawing, also known as still-life drawing or figure drawing, portrays all the expressions that are viewed by the artist and captured in the picture. The human figure forms one of the most enduring themes in life drawing that is applied to portraiture, sculpture, medical illustration, cartooning and comic book illustration, and other fields.


Emotive Drawing

Similar to painting, emotive drawing emphasizes the exploration and expression of different emotions, feelings, and moods. These are generally depicted in the form of a personality.


Analytic Drawing

Sketches that are created for clear understanding and representation of observations made by an artist are called analytic drawings. In simple words, analytic drawing is undertaken to divide observations into small parts for a better perspective.


Perspective Drawing

Perspective drawing is used by artists to create three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional picture plane, such as paper. It represents space, distance, volume, light, surface planes, and scale, all viewed from a particular eye-level.


Diagrammatic Drawing

When concepts and ideas are explored and investigated, these are documented on paper through diagrammatic drawing. Diagrams are created to depict adjacencies and happenstance that are likely to take place in the immediate future. Thus, diagrammatic drawings serve as active design process for the instant ideas so conceived.


Geometric Drawing

Geometric drawing is used, particularly, in construction fields that demand specific dimensions. Measured scales, true sides, sections, and various other descriptive views are represented through geometric drawing.