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Visual Arts: Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration

Sketch from Nature, 				ArtistAsher Brown Durand,DrawingsThis page provides a range of information and links to resources on drawing and illustration. Jump to a particular category using the contents list below, or scroll down to browse.

Drawing

A work of art made with a pencil, pen, crayon, charcoal, or other implements, often consisting of lines and marks (noun); the act of producing a picture with pencil, pen, crayon, charcoal, or other implements (verb, gerund). (MoMA Glossary of Art Terms)

CCC Library Resources

Search the library catalog for books on drawing at HWC Library

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Other Resources

Drawing

Search: Drawing in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Drawing in the Middle Ages in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Renaissance Drawings: Material and Function in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Keith Haring, Subway Drawings from smarthistory

Citations, Copyright and Fair Use in the Visual Arts

Image result for fair use logoImage result for creative commonsImage result for copyright imagesCopyright "is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works." Learn more here

Fair Use allows "the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances." Learn more here.

Creative Commons licenses make creative works "freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing" by "any member of the public." The CC Search search engine lets you "search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses. Learn more about CC licenses here."

More information:

The MLA, Chicago, and Turabian citation styles may be used in writing about art. Check your syllabus or contact your professor to find out which style they prefer.

Quick guides to citing images: 

ARTSTOR's guides to Using Images and Copyright, including Citing Sources

College Art Association Guidelines regarding Fair Use and Copyright:

Fair Use Evaluator

Statement on Fair Use from the Visual Resources Association

Illustration

Search: Illustration in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Japanese Illustrated Handscrolls in the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Illustration from the Akbarnama from smarthistory

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts are "handwritten books with painted decoration that generally includes precious metals such as gold and silver."

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View the complete digitized Book of Kells HERE 

 
 

Image Search Tools

  • CC Search: Search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses. Learn more about CC licenses here.
  • Some major institutions provide free access to images of works in the public domain, for non-commercial use: 

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