Drawing

Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, various kinds of paints, inked brushes, wax colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint). Digital drawing is the act of using a computer to draw. Common methods of digital drawing include a stylus or finger on a touchscreen device, stylus- or finger-to-touchpad, or in some cases, a mouse. There are many digital art programs and devices.

A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing one of the most common artistic activities.

In addition to its more artistic forms, drawing is frequently used in commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering and technical drawing. A quick, freehand drawing, usually not intended as a finished work, is sometimes called a sketch. An artist who practices or works in technical drawing may be called a drafter, draftsman or a draughtsman.

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Matching Drawing Colleges

Georgia State University

Four or more years; Public; $22,389 average out-state tuition; $7,158 average in-state tuition

Columbus State University

Four or more years; Public; $15,425 average out-state tuition; $4,371 average in-state tuition

Pratt Institute-Main

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,566 average out-state tuition; $53,566 average in-state tuition

Oakland University

Four or more years; Public; $24,735 average out-state tuition; $15,135 average in-state tuition

Cleveland Institute of Art

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,530 average out-state tuition; $42,530 average in-state tuition

Albany State University

Four or more years; Public; $14,786 average out-state tuition; $4,064 average in-state tuition

New York Academy of Art

Four or more years; Private not for profit

Scholarships for Drawing Majors

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Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

$34,000 Varies See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

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$34,000

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Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences

Up to $22,030 Varies See Details
 

Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences

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Up to $22,030

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Alfred University Art Portfolio Review Scholarship

Alfred University

Up to $21,000 February 01, 2025 See Details
 

Alfred University Art Portfolio Review Scholarship

Alfred University

award

Up to $21,000

deadline

February 01, 2025
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Fine Arts Fellowship - Wabash College

Wabash College

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Fine Arts Fellowship - Wabash College

Wabash College

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Up to $15,000

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Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship

Davidson College

$15,000 January 10, 2025 See Details
 

Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship

Davidson College

award

$15,000

deadline

January 10, 2025
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Arts and Music Scholarship - Rhodes College

Rhodes College

Up to $12,500 February 15, 2025 See Details
 

Arts and Music Scholarship - Rhodes College

Rhodes College

award

Up to $12,500

deadline

February 15, 2025
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Nordan Fine Arts Program Award - Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Nordan Fine Arts Program Award - Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

award

$10,000

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STEAM Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 30, 2024 See Details
 

STEAM Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 30, 2024
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For a Brighter Future Foundation Creative Arts Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 30, 2024 See Details
 

For a Brighter Future Foundation Creative Arts Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 30, 2024
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DePaul University Art Scholarship

DePaul University

$10,000 February 01, 2025 See Details
 

DePaul University Art Scholarship

DePaul University

award

$10,000

deadline

February 01, 2025
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