Art in India

Getting crazy

Drawing and its process

Drawing is arguably the most basic of art processes, Drawing is primarily based on the use of lines. With drawing pencils or charcoals, a change in pressure will cause a change in value. When an Artists uses ink as a drawing medium the ink can be thinned to create a wash of lighter value in which the paper shows through to lighten the effect

Printmaking Terms

Relief Printmaking- The artist cuts away parts from the surface of the plate

Intaglio Printmaking- Works in the opposite manner from relief printmaking

Lithography- a process in which the image is drawn with a waxy pencil or crayon

Engraving- carving tools are used to cut lines into the surface of the plate

Etching- the design is incised through a layer of wax or varnish


  • Pigments, binders, and solvents are the three basic components of most paints
  • Tempra is a water based paint, Oil painting wasn't introduced till the 1400's
  • Wax based paints used in Egypt for grave markers is called encaustic
  • Gouache is a water based oaint of higher quality than that of Tempra used in many schools today
  • Water colors are the most common form of water based paint