It is a branch of fine art whose artistic image is based on drawing. The most important means of creating an artistic image are the contour line, the combinations of black and white spots, the stroke, and the material (usually white or colored paper) in which it is drawn or printed.
The main color is black, other colors are used less. The drawing is made with a pencil, pen, charcoal, sanguine on paper, or the reverse image is engraved with a chisel, carver, knife, engraving needle (sometimes etched with chemicals) on wooden, metal, stone plates (clichés) from which the sheets are printed. Graphic works often have a large circulation, therefore, more than other branches of art, they reflect the actualities used for mass propaganda and agitation. Her series and cycles make it possible to consistently reproduce the totality of a theme.