Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with a limited number of visual and performing art forms, including painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, architecture and print making. Schools, institutes and other organizations still use the terms to indicate a traditional perspective on the art forms, often implying an association with classic or academic art.
Drawing is a visual art which makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium. Common instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoals, pastels, markers, stylus, or various metals like silverpoint. An artist who excels in drawing is referred as a drafts man or draughts man.
Drawing is distinct from painting. The techniques of 'drawing' and 'painting' can be confused, because similar tools can perform both tasks; the operations are distinct in that painting involves the application of pigments, usually by means of a brush, onto cloth or prepared surfaces, whereas drawing is generally concerned with the marking of lines onto paper.
The term drawing also suggests a process that is distinct from the traditional cat of painting. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem solving and composition. In contrast, traditional painting is often a means of execution or finishing an artwork once a drawing has been completed. It is fair to note that modern painters often incorporate methods of drawing in their painting process.