Choose from a wide-ranging selection of 82,291 original paper drawings and prints ranging in subject, style and media from figurative to abstract, monochromatic to multicoloured, and charcoal to pencil. Read more
Before the widespread availability of paper, artists drew on vellum (i.e. calfskin) and tablets of wax, slate, or wood. Today, artists have a wide selection of materials and tools with which to create paper drawings of various styles and characteristics--from paper of varying colors and textures, to an array of wet and dry drawing mediums. For example, black charcoal on roughly-textured craft paper works well for dramatic works created with broad, gestural strokes, and white charcoal pencil drawings on black paper often appear to have a subtly luminous effect. Explore our vast selection of drawings on paper, created by some of the most talented emerging artists from around the globe.