from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the art or craft of a draftsman
  • n. the skill of drawing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the creation of artistic drawings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The skill or work of a draftsman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams


draftsman +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)


  • Her draftsmanship is remarkable; she captures architectural interiors with the panache of a set designer.

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  • His high degree of technical skill & draftsmanship is obvious.

    Most Expensive Living Artist - Lucian Freud

  • Caniff drew "Terry & the Pirates" and "Steve Canyon" every day for 54 years, and his draftsmanship was the envy of his peers.

    Boing Boing

  • On the maps, it's a skull or a corroded face in profile, facing southwest: a small marshy lake for the eye-socket, nose-and-mouth cavity cutting in at the entrance to the Peene, just below the power station ... the draftsmanship is a little like a Wilhelm Busch cartoon face, some old fool for mischievous boys to play tricks on.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Powell's florid story and Makinen's elegant draftsmanship create a vision of Dracula more satisfyingly cinematic than many of the movies, and they give both him and Holmes a super-villain and - hero look, which seems appropriate.

    3 books about Dracula

  • I had the Passat, with the 17-inch wheels, in front of my house for a week and each time I walked out to it I grew more appreciative of the brisk draftsmanship.

    Cost-Cutting Done (a Little More) Right

  • What more, I appreciated Tatsumi's little details that reveal a good bit about Hiroshi and his milieu, like how his ne'er do-well father immediately tries on his son's new suit jacket, declaring he'll "borrow" it "whenever he needs to look smart," or the sequence where Hiroshi attempts to hire a female model to pose nude for him and his friends in order to improve their draftsmanship.

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  • The draftsmanship of the time was designed around the limits of the coloring method.

    Neal Adams and the New Fall Colors

  • At this early date, Degas's draftsmanship lacked some of the freedom and authority it would later attain, and it therefore suffers somewhat in a direct comparison with Rembrandt.

    One Master Mines Another

  • Was this our intention or is this another major screw-up by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who was not watching the draftsmanship closely enough?

    An arms embargo on what, exactly?

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