An Expanded Drawing Terminology from the Arts and Design Perspective for Higher Education and Professionals


  • Muhammad Abdullah
  • Mohd Zahuri Khairani
  • Fareez Vincent Amos
  • Mohd Nasiruddin Abdul Aziz
  • Mohd Firdaus Naif Omran Zailuddin


Drawing Terminology, Arts, Design, Higher Education, Professionals


This research article presents a comprehensive assessment of the expanded drawing language in the fields of art and design, aiming to enhance understanding in these domains. It addresses the evolving nature of drawing terminology, particularly in response to new technologies and approaches in visual art, while also exploring the historical significance of drawing and its language in the context of arts and design. The lack of systematic studies reviewing the importance of drawing language in facilitating communication, analysis, and interpretation of artworks is identified as a problem, along with the inadequate, obsolete, and inconsistent understanding of drawing terminology. To address these issues, the research adopts a systematic literature review methodology to develop a broader understanding of drawing terms. The findings highlight the importance of clarity, uniformity, and appreciation of drawing terminology in the arts and design fields, providing precision, creativity, critical thinking, improved education, and cross-cultural communication for higher education students and professionals. The research covers various aspects, including an overview of drawing as a visual art form, its therapeutic benefits, and its role in different art and design disciplines. It also delves into drawing techniques, tools, and applications, encompassing both traditional and digital media. The significance of drawing in education as a visual learning and problem-solving tool is explored, as well as its industrial applications in product design, manufacturing, and technical documentation. The article concludes by recommending the development of a more thorough and up-to-date understanding of drawing terminology to reflect the contemporary status of the field, providing valuable insights for students, educators, and professionals in the arts and design fields.