These diagrammatic images are produced wholly by mind and hand coordination. The shape and content may vary from simple to complex, depending on the degree of editing necessary to show a general or particular relationship of parts. An artist may accomplish his work with the use of photography, pencil, Rapidograph technical pens, matte drafting film, airbrush & compressor, acrylic paint, friskets, and transparent lithography film.
Cutaway technical drawing serves people beyond Research and Development labs and automotive trade journals. The insatiable curiosity of the general public has sought satisfaction in various works of pop-mechanics through a well-documented history of popular print trade journalism and advertising. Countless fine artists and technical illustrators have been influenced and motivated to pursue an art vocation because of extensive print broadcasting.