Sketch

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English: Sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not intended as a finished work, often consisting of a multitude of overlapping lines.

Various sketches[edit]

Sketches compared to finished artwork[edit]

Duerer - Ritter zu Pferde.jpg Duerer - Ritter, Tod und Teufel (Der Reuther).jpg
Detailed sketch and finished woodcut of Albrecht Dürer's Ritter, Tod und Teufel 1513.

Winslow Homer - The Life Line - Google Art Project.jpg Winslow Homer, American - The Life Line - Google Art Project.jpg
Winslow Homer - The Life Line (1884).

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Sketch for Madame Moitessier - Google Art Project.jpg Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Madame Moitessier - Google Art Project.jpg
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Madame Moitessier (1851).