chapter  Chapter 11
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Drawing

WithDebrah C. Sickler-Voigt

This chapter describes drawing and its qualities, functions, and meanings in society. It aims to identify best practices for teaching drawing and create instructional resources for teaching drawing. Artists apply their training and intuition to manipulate the look, feel, and meaning of their drawings. Many artists use archival drawing papers that are acid free and are less prone to discolor and deteriorate. Artist Carol Prusa creates sculpted drawings inspired by the universe and her scientific and medical knowledge. Artists develop observational drawings to record accurate depictions from life. Artists bring contour drawings to life by slowly moving their drawing instrument over the paper and looking directly at the objects they are drawing. Generations of artists have learned figure drawing by working with live models and studying human anatomy, paying close attention to the body’s bone and muscle structure. Environmental drawings illustrate artists’ interpretations of realistic, idealized, and imaginary worlds that include landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes.