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painting and drawing
The processes used to execute drawings and paintings.
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wax crayon drawing
Technique used mostly by children to create a precise line and a brilliant color effect.
colored pencil drawing
Technique for combining precise lines with color, and then applying layers of color to achieve new shades.
oil pastel drawing
Technique that provides a bold stroke similar to that of an oil painting.
dry pastel drawing
Technique whose powdery line creates a velvety effect.
felt tip pen drawing
Technique for producing precise lines and gradations of color.
Mixture of roughly ground pigment and chalk agglutinated with a water-soluble binder; when it is diluted, an opaque effect is created.
Mixture of pigment powder agglutinated with a water-soluble binder; when it is diluted, a transparent effect is created.
Technique used to achieve an opaque, transparent, matte or brilliant finish, depending on the composition of the paint.
Sketching technique that can create tones ranging from the darkest blacks to the lightest grays.
Technique usually involving the use of a pen to create fine and precise lines.
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