Drawing is a technical and artistic process that utilizes dry mark-making instruments on a two-dimensional picture plane. While many drawings are created on paper, using materials such as graphite, charcoal, erasers, paintsticks, or watersoluble crayons, artists also draw on many other surfaces to realize their artistic visions. The immediacy of drawing allows artists to explore the compositional elements of a work and the freedom to conduct experiments with form and style. Especially in Western Art, the history of drawing can be linked to the practice of sketching or creating studies of works to be completed in other media, for example paintings and sculptures. In contrast, many contemporary artists create drawings as finished works and many combine the skills of drawing with painting techniques or other media.