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Choose from a wide-ranging selection of 63 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.

Massai, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 23.6 H x 2 in
$2,010
Be Here Now, Drawings image
Drawings, 11.8 W x 8.7 H x 0 in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
$370
ballerina, Drawings image
Drawings, 11.8 W x 16.5 H x 0 in
Indonesia
$2,210
the measures of the drawing are in cm, Drawings image
Drawings, 21 W x 29.5 H x 0.1 in
$170
" DON'T THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE ", Drawings image
Drawings, 9.4 W x 11.8 H x 0 in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
$370
Pure Perfection 23, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
Pure Perfection 26, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
Prints from $40
Pure Perfection 24, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
Pure Perfection 25, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
613 Unique Lines Collage, Drawings image
Drawings, 16.5 W x 16.5 H x 0.8 in
FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT, Drawings image
Drawings, 13.8 W x 19.7 H x 3.9 in
$1,260
MANDALA, Drawings image
Drawings, 118.1 W x 118.1 H x 2 in
$21,369
Prints from $250
Stone Lovers, Drawings image
Drawings, 3 W x 5 H x 1 in
$530
Pure Perfection 22, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
Lava, Drawings image
Drawings, 29.5 W x 21.7 H x 1.2 in
Pure Perfection 20, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 in
$2,650
Untitled, Drawings image
Drawings, 13.8 W x 13.8 H x 0.4 in
Turkey
$350
Jesus Christ sketch | Jesus Christ pencil drawing, Drawings image
$760
Prints from $95
drawing of a sculpture, Drawings image
Drawings, 12.2 W x 12.2 H x 0.3 in
United States
$545
Prints from $40
aging star, Drawings image
Drawings, 30 W x 40 H x 0.8 in
Prints from $100
Honored Hands -6, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0.4 in
Prints from $100
A new morning, a fresh start, Drawings image
Drawings, 16.5 W x 11.7 H x 0.1 in
Prints from $120
Lily Pattern 8 wall-like Design, Drawings image
Drawings, 40 W x 30 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
Prints from $62
5, 818 km, Drawings image
Drawings, 11 W x 8 H x 0.1 in
Czech Republic
Prints from $40
Honored Hands -3, Drawings image
Drawings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0.4 in
Prints from $100
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