You can draw with a pencil, a pen, a stick of chalk or a piece of burnt wood, or with paint! It's not the medium which defines drawing - but more the way that marks are made on the paper. Drawing can be done in full colour too, so it's not just for monochrome works. You could also make an abstract drawing so it is not confined to the subject matter. The term seems to be hard to define, yet we all know the difference between a sketch, a drawing and a painting when we see it. A drawing tends to look quite precise and has an attention to detail. The marks made on the paper are controlled and the result has a defined feel to it. Some art critics might complain about a painting if it looks drawn rather than painted.
Rendering is the process of filling in a shape with correct shading and creating the impression of texture. The way that light and shade plays on the subject is reproduced in the rendering stage. Most of the content of this book is concerned with rendering. We need to learn how to duplicate shape and contour, but rendering will take the most time and the most practice.
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spOOk's art is owned by Jeremy. He has practiced drawing and painting for about 40 years, and might get good at it one day. spOOk's art is focused on graphite portraits.