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Canvas Drawing

Drawing is that visual art where different drawing instruments are used. Drawing is done for marking a two dimensional medium. Usually the instruments used in drawing includes graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoals, pastels, markers, stylus.

The term canvas drawing suggests to a drawing style which is done only by applying pencil marks and not by colors. Color can also be applied on a Canvas drawing but it always starts with pencil strokes. An artist who excels in canvas drawing is referred to as draughtsman.

In the beginning of canvas drawing, a small amount of material is released on the two dimensional medium leaving a visible mark. This style is almost similar to that of painting. Though paper has been considered as the most conventional support for drawing various other mediums like cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board has also been used. Canvas drawing and canvas painting has been confused many times but actually both are partly different.

This confusion arises because the similar tools used for both painting and drawing can perform both tasks, but they are different because painting involves the application of pigments, usually by means of a brush, on a piece of cloth or other prepared surfaces, whereas drawing generally concerns with the marking of lines onto paper. The subject matter of drawing and painting also often differs.

Various mediums are used for drawing. Mostly the drawing mediums are often dry such as the graphite, charcoal, pastels, Conté, silverpoint but sometimes several water based mediums such as pen, markers, ink. Watercolor pencils have been also used.

Various tools have been often used in canvas drawing. The commonly used tools include kneaded eraser, a pencil sharpener, sandpaper, chamois and blending stumps. Some Other tools used in canvas drawing include tracing paper, ruler, a circle compass, fixative, frisket film, and drafting tape. Modern canvas drawing is also done by a new tool called as computer's 'drawing option'.

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