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  • Tejal

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    June 21, 2023 at 8:23 pm
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    Drawing and painting are two different visual art forms that have some similarities but also some key differences. Here are the main differences:

    Drawing

    • Focuses primarily on lines and shading.
    • Uses dry media such as pencil, charcoal, or chalk on a paper surface.
    • Represents an object or outlines a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines.
    • Can be the basis of a painting.
    • Has more detail than painting because it’s made using pencils, pens, and markers that create different levels of thickness in the lines they make to represent details like hair and individual blades of grass.
    • Can be done on paper or other surfaces like walls and floors.

    Painting

    • Focuses on color and form.
    • Uses wet media such as acrylic paint or oil paint on canvas, wood, or a copper surface.
    • Is the practice of applying color to a solid surface such as paper or canvas.
    • Employs color, form, and texture.
    • Uses oils, watercolors, or acrylics which are wet mediums.
    • Can be done on a canvas or specialized papers as its base.
    • Lets you fill in large areas and create shades a lot easier than drawing.

    In summary, the main difference between drawing and painting is the selected medium and surface. Drawing is predominately practiced with dry media such as pencil, charcoal, or chalk on a paper surface, while painting implements wet media such as acrylic paint or oil paint on canvas, wood, or a copper surface. Drawing focuses primarily on lines and shading, while painting focuses on color and form.

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