Sketch - study


A Sketch is a preliminary drawing for a more finished work of painting or sculpture or other type of artwork. Often it is done hastily, spontaneously, and not going into detail, just shows the intended compositional lines, mood, etc. A Sketch differs from a Study in that a Study is usually very detailed, well thought out, and not spontaneous. The purpose of a Study is generally for exploring future ideas and to anticipate compositional problems and evaluate best handling of the finished work. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques" (LPD)