Is Drawing better than photographs?

Is Drawing better than photographs?
We always look for ways to keep memories and taking pictures and drawing is one of the ways this is made possible. Videos can be made as well which is all made possible with the use of technology.

Before the dawn of technology, drawing is the mode of preserving memories by our forefathers which the culture and skill was passed down to our generation. We have great artists today who can draw so well more than a photographed picture.




I think in past we managed to paint the history lot easier and better with the drawing. I think in case of the photographs, you can't capture many details. Cave paintings are known to portray the times of many civilization. Something like that is not possible with photograph. As the photography does not capture entire timelines.
Posted by overcast on 12-18-2018




In the past people may draw things to record visual images but now we can just take photographs with our phones. A lot of phones have cameras that can take HD photos so now taking photos is becoming a very easy job and we don't need a separate camera. People may still be interested in drawing as a hobby but that person is not me so I think photographs are better.
Posted by MasterA on 01-17-2019


I still prefer photographs over drawings. It is because capturing the real beuaty through phopgraphs can be more accurate than drawing them. Even though drawings are marvelous because it takes real talent to capture the beauty, I must say that with ohotogrpahs, it's so easy to capture the beauty of something in many angles.
Posted by theresajane on 12-18-2018

Both requires skills

I think that both of this is a good thing and both have their strengths. Painting requires great skill in drawing and mixing colors. But mixing colors could be applied to photography as well. They have intertwining concepts and ideas that makes them good for the same aim. Painting is an art and so is photography.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-18-2018

I don't think so

I don't think that drawing or even painting is better than photographs or photography. No matter how good the artist is, he cannot make as much drawing as the cameras can do. he cannot draw better if his subject is moving. While camera can capture photos in a single moment even if the subject is in motion. Though there are a lot of great artist out there but I don't believe that drawing is better than photographs.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-18-2018

Both are great.

I love looking at different art forms - and drawings and photographs represent two different visual arts that are beautiful in their own way. While I personally prefer photograph, I cannot discount the effort it takes to make a good drawing, and the greater flexibility of the artist when illustrating.
Posted by astraherondale on 12-18-2018

I disagree

I disagree with the drawing being better than photography. Don't get me wrong I love drawing and I have a lot of respect to artist and painters it takes a lot of hard work and talent to be a great painter or artist but if it comes to capturing important events and moments I would definitely go with photographs.

technology has improved greatly during this past century and photography is one of the best result coming from that improvements. Now we can capture moments in high definition.

Posted by antonToledo on 12-18-2018


No... There is beauty in both art. They both have their own unique ideas and features that make them all the more beautiful. The techniques are different. There are different reasons as to why you would be at awe at the work. Let's say drawing, you would notice the effort in the stokes of the brush, the mediums used to create it as to know why it is a masterpiece. In photography, it is more on the angles, the brightness and darkness, the concepts played out and the like. Two very different mediums of art
Posted by Yumyan on 12-18-2018


I don't believe that one is better than the other. While it might certainly seem that photography is about capturing an existing moment rather than creating one, I would argue that the choice of subject matter, the choice of color/shade, lens, focus, etc. all make it an incredibly personal, intimate venture. It goes the same for drawing - it is what we want it to be, and simply allows more flexibility in portraying our reality, emotions, or thoughts.
Posted by purpletaco on 12-18-2018


Well, I always marvel at drawings, especially when they are done accurately and amazingly. But, comparing it to photographs is hard. There are times when you pick a drawing because of the skill that an artist exhibits. But sometimes, the photographs capture things accurately in different angles multiple times, unlike drawings.
Posted by theresajane on 12-18-2018
Both have their own unique beauty so it’s hard to really put them against one another in a battle. Photos to me generally show more detail though, so if I really had to pick that would be my choice!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-18-2018
I remember some of the people managed to pain the timelines on the wall and that got the timelines understood. Something that modern photography can not do. Both photography and drawing has a place in our life. And we have to understand that drawing on the wall, paper and many other things can be good option. So photography is different in that case.
Posted by overcast on 12-18-2018
Drawing needs immense skills. Photography is an art. Capturing the right picture at the right moment and time requires some skill. But, drawing in my opinion is tougher. It needs proper visualization and artistic skills to maneuver the pencil or the sketch at the proper places and at the right angles which is a tough task.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-18-2018
I think photography and drawing have their own spotlight. You can not really compare a drawing from a photo. They have their own way to show the beauty out of the scenery and memories they are showing us. Aside from that, it depends on the skills of the artist and the photographer. I for one loves drawing but also appreciate photography.
Posted by gutzman on 12-18-2018
Well, I would not compare those two things. I mean, they can be compared because they are actually pretty similar, yet different. It is really a tie for me. I think that both photographs and drawings are great. Someone invests himself/herself while taking photographs. It can take hours sometimes to take a perfect photograph. One has to be skillful in order to take good photos. That person should know what symmetry is, has to be careful about the lighting and many other things. One who is drawing has to be careful about about the symmetry, shadows while painting and many other things. It can take years to draw something.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-18-2018