Quick Sketch

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Sketch, Quick


an improvised sketch of varying degrees of completion. The term “quick sketch” is generally applied to graphic art. The most commonly seen examples are pen drawings and etchings. Quick sketches are often found in the margins of hand-written books and the manuscripts of writers and scholars (for example, the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci and A. S. Pushkin).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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