Drawings For Sale

Discover contemporary drawings for sale online today, with artwork available from some of the most exciting artists active now. Our collection of contemporary drawings is ever-evolving as our artists create new works. Not sure where to start? Explore our popular abstract, figurative, conceptual and cartoon drawings or keep reading to learn more about the work of some of our most popular artists.

About the artists

Nelson Makamo is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. Nelson's drawings are strongly influenced by themes of childhood. He is particularly drawn to the lives of children in rural South Africa; he believes that they embody the peace and harmony we all strive for in life. He uses a variety of materials in his practice, though he specialises in large scale charcoal drawing.

Philip Vaughan is a contemporary British artist whose most renowned for his drawings and paintings of geometric abstraction and kinetic neon sculpture. Much of Vaughan's work takes inspiration from the visual complexities in the patterns of plant and tree biology and ocean waveforms and this is exemplified in his pastel and charcoal drawings such as Veiled Reference.

We also have drawings for sale by Nigel Bird, who is a British artist based in France. He creates abstract drawings using black pastel, charcoal, Indian ink and soot. Like Philip Vaughan, Bird also finds inspiration for his compositions in elements of the natural environment.

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The History of Drawing

Drawing lies at the centre of all visual artists’ practices. It can be considered as both a medium and a creative process, making its boundaries very broad and difficult to define. Typically classified as a picture made with a pencil, charcoal, ink or pastel on a 2D surface like paper, it is one of the oldest forms of human expression and creativity.

From old masters like Leonardo Da Vinci to the Pre Raphaelite drawings of John Everett Millais, from the “father of modernism” Francisco Goya to champions of expressionism like Lee Krasner, and from the figurative drawings of Gwen John to the contemporary drawings of Tracey Emin, artists have continually sought to reinvent this perennial medium. As we trace the evolution of drawing through Western history – like that of painting and sculpture, we can see notable stylistic changes. These changes help us to realise the mood of the epoch in which the artist lived and worked. Whether spiritual, romantic, satirical, conceptual or postmodern, drawings tell a narrative.

Looking beyond the canon of Western art history, drawing has played a significant role in the development of Arabic, Asian and Eastern art. Across the ages, drawing styles and techniques have varied considerably in these places. Calligraphy, to name one of many, is a form of drawing that has a long history in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. Using a broad tip pen or brush, calligraphers create forms from symbols, signs and letters. Its significance is such that its prevalence has continued from its early origins into the twenty-first century and, like so many other artistic traditions, tendencies and styles from these countries, they have greatly influenced European and American artists.

Find out more in our Guide To Drawings.

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      Spilt Treasure

      Drawings - 35x64cm

      Unfinished

      Drawings - 82x126cm

      Stuttgard 1944

      Drawings - 42x60cmRent for £ 147/mo

      Fall

      Drawings - 138x70cm

      In My Skin

      Drawings - 160x120cm

      Penguin

      Drawings - 64x46cm

      Remnants

      Drawings - 74x59cm

      Ballet Girl

      Drawings - 42x30cmRent for £ 68/mo

      Possibilities are endless

      Drawings - 100x70cmRent for £ 236/mo

      Nazi Teatime

      Drawings - 18x25cmRent for £ 58/mo

      Untitled #4 (from the series In Papyro)

      Drawings - 203x157cmRent for £ 864/mo

      Corona

      Drawings - 109x109cm

      Drawing Widdershins

      Drawings - 215x74cmRent for £ 566/mo

      An idea not an ideal.

      Drawings - 130x100cmRent for £ 137/mo

      manfisher

      Drawings - 50x45cmRent for £ 67/mo

      Tea time in Tokyo with Friends

      Drawings - 20x14cmRent for £ 25/mo

      Walk near Gioux

      Drawings - 29x42cmRent for £ 89/mo

      Joseph Adenuga

      Drawings - 30x21cmRent for £ 43/mo

      Menhir, Carnac

      Drawings - 42x32cmRent for £ 106/mo

      Untitled (in papyro)

      Drawings - 59x42cmRent for £ 92/mo

      Open

      Drawings - 97x107cmRent for £ 359/mo

      "Sounds from The Other Side"

      Drawings - 56x44cmRent for £ 137/mo

      Orbis (from the series In Papyro)

      Drawings - 85x66cmRent for £ 256/mo

      Indian Ocean Palimpsest III

      Drawings - 26x18cmRent for £ 75/mo

      Indian Ocean Palimpsest V

      Drawings - 26x18cmRent for £ 75/mo

      Threads

      Drawings - 57x57cm

      The Ballad of Ricky O'Rourke #2

      Drawings - 147x132cm