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Choose from a wide-ranging selection of 394 original abstract drawings and prints ranging in subject, style and media from figurative to abstract, monochromatic to multicoloured, and charcoal to pencil. Read more

In abstract drawings, the artist’s choice of medium--whether graphite, charcoal, ink, conte crayon, pastel, etc.--type of paper, and their preferred application technique all share center stage in the absence of figurative subject matter. For this reason, abstract pen drawings, for example, may evoke a mood wholly different from abstract pastel drawings even if they share similar imagery, style, and composition. Those who appreciate abstract painting should definitely consider adding abstract art drawings to their collection, perhaps showcasing a group of drawings in a variety of media. Explore our diverse selection of abstract drawings for sale by emerging talent from around the world.

Though the forces that gave rise to abstract art long precede the 20th century, it wasn’t until the early to mid 1900s that artists consciously departed from realistically representing their subject matter by creating works of partial or complete abstraction. Many early abstract drawings served as studies for works to be created in another medium, but a number were also created as individual works of art in their own right. Today, many artists choose to create abstract drawings exclusively or in addition to paintings for the unique properties and effects afforded to them by drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, ink pens, and more.

Artists favoring fine lines and highly detailed ornamentation may work with graphite pencils of varying hardness on smooth paper, whereas those wanting blurred lines and darker shades may choose softer, highly smudge-able, charcoal on coarse paper. Conte crayon is a popular choice among artists for its wide variety of colors and rich hues (a result of its oil content) and for giving the artist the ability to create precise lines, something difficult to achieve with soft, powdery pastels. Artists typically use acid-free paper and apply a protective fixatif coating to preserve the integrity of their works for years to come.

Though famed as painters, Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, Arshile Gorky, and Georgia O’Keefe also produced a significant number of abstract drawings as both studies for paintings and as stand-alone works. Regardless of the artist’s intent, many of these works on paper are veritable masterworks and are frequently exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In fact, in 1915 (prior to O’Keefe’s first public exhibition in New York) O’Keefe held a private exhibition in her bedroom consisting exclusively of abstract charcoal drawings. Photographer Alfred Stieglitz would later exhibit some of O’Keefe’s early drawings at his renowned gallery, 291.

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"Pulse"., Drawings image
Drawings, 59.1 W x 23.6 H x 2.4 in
United Kingdom
$5,850
A glass of juice, Drawings image
Drawings, 21.6 W x 29.5 H x 0.1 in
$850
Prints from $40
Cells # 5, Drawings image
Drawings, 39.7 W x 39.7 H x 4 in
United States
$4,350
untitled ( lines "y" 128 diagonals), Drawings image
Drawings, 42 W x 42 H x 1 in
United States
$3,710
Journey to Nowhere #7, Drawings image
Drawings, 23.6 W x 47.2 H x 2.5 in
South Korea
$7,550
Energy fields study  II, Drawings image
Drawings, 6.1 W x 8.3 H x 0 in
United Kingdom
$200
Jindabyne, Drawings image
Drawings, 8.3 W x 11.7 H x 0.1 in
$170
Night Sky, Drawings image
Drawings, 40 W x 40 H x 13 in
United States
$3,600
Keine Lippe riskieren #02, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.1 in
$440
Arizona, Drawings image
Drawings, 14 W x 11 H x 0.1 in
United States
$445
Prints from $40
Installation View, Drawings image
Drawings, 40 W x 40 H x 0.3 in
United States
$3,410
Vid, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0 in
$480
ygwy see#05, Drawings image
Drawings, 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.2 in
$1,560
Prints from $40
no title, Drawings image
Drawings, 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 0 in
rocking, Drawings image
Drawings, 12 W x 17 H x 0.2 in
$330
Prints from $45
"Centre Point"., Drawings image
Drawings, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$2,240
:: tRAnsactIon Reactor ::, Drawings image
Drawings, 39 W x 30 H x 0.1 in
United States
$2,670
Prints from $190
leaving kansas city, Drawings image
Drawings, 16 W x 25 H x 0.4 in
South Korea
$3,270
I tried to be friends with them, Drawings image
Drawings, 27.2 W x 19.7 H x 0.1 in
$1,700
Prints from $40
Cups, Drawings image
Drawings, 24 W x 30 H x 0.1 in
United States
$580
Prints from $40
Metal Fatigue, Drawings image
Drawings, 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 0 in
$808
London #48 First Iteration, Drawings image
Drawings, 11.8 W x 16.5 H x 0.1 in
United Kingdom
$180
Shift, Drawings image
Drawings, 12 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
$395
out past curfew, Drawings image
Drawings, 8.5 W x 10 H x 1 in
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