Drawing and Painting – What is the Difference Between the Two?

Drawing is an art form wherein we create two dimensional figures on any surface using painting tool. There are many painting tools available in the market such as pencil, pen, ink, brush or metals like silver points.

Drawing is a result of mind blowing imagination power of an artist.

You will find a big difference between drawing and painting. Many people consider both things similar, but they are not the same. It is a fact that the same painting tools could be used to draw or paint but still there remain a few dissimilarities.

In painting colours are smeared on canvas or any other surface with the help of painting brush. While in drawing, a dark outline is first drawn on a paper. Hence it can be said that both the form of arts have a separate process that they follow.

While creating a drawing, much of the emphasis is given to composition. Paintings may be used for showing a traditional system of a certain cast or community by use of some basis colour describing different emotions. There are many types of paints available for painting purpose, some of them are oil paints, water colour paints and acrylic paints.

Painting takes more time to create compared to drawings. Drawings are made very quickly and instantly. It saves lots of time hence they are used for commercial purpose. In painting you can apply different colours to make an art work look attractive. While in drawing different colours are used to create different lines.

Drawings are made mainly for commercial purpose. Engineering drawing makes best usage of drawing wherein it is used for construction of a buildings blueprint. Here accurate drawing is very important.

In the era of IT technology, there are tons of software available that helps to create exact drawing in a very less time. Digital drawing has exact accuracy compared to work done manually by an artist.

Arts and Crafts For Kids and the Painting Fascination of Children

Children are born painters. Arts and crafts for kids are the source for them to pursue this activity. Kids love to paint at any time, may it be with watercolors, softened crayons paint or any other non-toxic paint specially designed to be used by children. They may paint on pre-printed figures, on just plain paper, on cardboard stock, on wood or even on fabrics. Children are always fascinated with painting and drawing.

I remember when I was in early grade school; I was the proud owner of a palette of beautiful bright watercolors and some thin brushes. At that time painting was very dear to me and all it took was dipping the brush into water, then into the paint and my wonderful works of art began. I was always captivated with my paintings and gave them as gifts to family members. Mother was always very supportive of my creative endeavours. Praising works wonders as it is vital for childrens’ self-assurance. Building confidence is a significant component in raising children. It stays with them all their lives. Painting and drawing is one of those confidence builders, which is a very important step in early childhood education. Face painting, now that is real fun! Have you ever been at a childrens’ party where face painting was part of the activity? I am sure you saw the wonderful and pleasurable enjoyment kids had. There maybe was a professional face painting entertainer hired, but the most fun was had when the kids painted each others faces or a child painted their own face creatively. Finger and sponge painting is great fun, in particular with smaller children as they enjoy the process of this kind of painting, rarely thinking of a finished product. They may wander of from the original place of painting and start paint themselves or the floor, or the walls, due to the bliss they are experiencing and their unspoiled freedom of expression.

With this type of childrens’ fascination, parents are often very inventive. I remember my mother painting Easter eggs with us. She would boil onion skins and make a dark brown broth of it and she did the same thing with purple onions. She then would instruct us to soak the already hard boiled eggs in the broth overnight and the next day we could paint the tan and purple colored eggs to our hearts delight. Our imagination was flying and we painted birds, flowers, leaves, zigzag lines, anything we could think of. This work was also rewarding as we felt part of the preparing process for the holidays.

Keep your kids busy painting, let them discover themselves and allow them to experience the freedom of self-expression.

Are Your Crafts and Art Supplies Painting You Into the Poor House?

Not too long ago, I was talking with a Starbucks employee who had become smitten with art after taking several classes at the local community college here. On her break she was talking to a fellow artist who’d also become quite talented as a pen and ink sketch artist. They both fancied themselves someday breaking into the local art scene, selling their creations online, and becoming well-known artists. Only one problem with all of this – the cost of supplies was killing them.

The young gentleman had been given money from his mom and maxed out the $60 to buy supplies, and the gal admitted that the main reason she got a job at Starbucks was to afford painting supplies. Well, they say patience is a virtue, and perhaps in this instance it might be. You see, I spoke with them a couple of months ago, but then recently noticed a huge sale on painting and art supplies.

You see, over the Labor Day 2012 Weekend I noticed that Aaron Brothers was having a huge sale on art supplies, just about everything was 30% off, except for the canvasses, they were 60% off. That meant paint, acrylic, colored pencils, pens, and paint brushes of all types. So, maybe the answer to this is to just wait for the sales and stock up then, rather than buying supplies as you go. If you are wondering why the price of original art seems to be creeping higher, it’s due to the supply costs.

Some have noticed that there are price points for art buyers and enthusiasts thus, the best artists are attempting to compete for the smaller and smaller percentage of upper-end buyers. Still, this means sitting on artwork longer and there is more competition, meanwhile those costs keep adding up. Those artists who are low-cost high-volume in their marketing strategy tend to sell quite a bit more, unfortunately with the higher costs, they aren’t making much on any one item they sell, so they are working their tails off, stressing out, and competing for scraps.

Sure, there is that old known consideration of “the starving artist” but all I am saying here is maybe, just maybe it really doesn’t have to be that way. So, my advice is shop the sales, trim the costs, and then in the end you’ll increase your profit margins, and then maybe you won’t need a second job to make ends meet or be forced to ride the bus to work, or to visit friends. Please consider all this and think on it.