“Let whoever may have attained to so much as to have the power of drawing know that he holds a great treasure” Michelangelo
Fine art is rooted in drawing. It is one of the major forms within the visual arts. Other art styles like painting emanate from it. Drawing encompasses a number of mediums including; charcoal & graphite, pen and ink, chalk, pastels, inked brushes, and much more.
Categories of drawing include figure drawing, cartooning, shading, and methods like; line drawing, stippling, shading, etc.
“Drawings is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.” Edgar Degas