Below is a list of papers from different areas of drawing research, grouped by theme (as much as possible!).

Drawing and Perception:

Cohen, D.J. (2005). Look little, look often: The influence of gaze frequency on drawing accuracy. Perception & Psychophysics, 67(6), 997-1009.

Cohen, D.J., & Bennett, S. (1997). Why Can't Most People Draw What They See? Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 23(3), 609-621.

Gowen, E., & Miall, R.C. (2006). Eye–hand interactions in tracing and drawing tasks. Human Movement Science, 25, 568–585.

Miall, R.C., & Tchalenko, J. (2001). A Painter's Eye Movements: A Study of Eye and Hand Movement during Portrait Drawing. Leonardo, 34(1), 35-40.

Osterrieth, P. H. (1945). Le test de copie d’une figure complexe, contribution à l’étude de la perception et de la mémoire. Archives de Psychologie, 30, 205–353.

Tchalenko, J., & Miall, R.C. (2009). Eye-hand strategies in copying complex lines. Cortex, 45(3), 368-376.

Drawing in Education:

Ainsworth, S.E., & Loizou, A. (2003). The effects of self-explaining when learning with text or diagrams. Cognitive Science, 27, 669-681.

Drawing as a Neuropsychological Tool:

Azouvi, P., Samuel, C., Louis-Dreyfus, A., Bernati, T., Bartolomeo, P., Beis, J.M., Chokron, S., Leclercq, M., Marchal, F., Martin, Y., de Montety, G., Olivier, S.,
Perennou, D., Pradat-Diehl, P., Prairial, C., Rode, G., Siéroff, E., Wiart, L., & Rousseaux, M. (2002). Sensitivity of clinical and behavioural tests of spatial neglect after right hemisphere stroke. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 73(2), 160-166.

Grossi, D., & Trojano, L. (2001). Constructional and visuospatial disorders. In Behrmann, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Neuropsychology (2nd ed.),Vol. 4, pp. 99–120.

Kwak, Y. (2004). "Closing-in" phenomenon in Alzheimer's disease and subcortical vascular dementia. BMC Neurology, 4(3), 1-7.

Lee, B.H., Chin, J., Kang, S.J., Kim, E., Park, K.C., & Na, D.L. (2004). Mechanism of the closing-in phenomenon in a figure copying task in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Neurocase, 10, 393–397.

Leek, E.C., Rapp, B.C., & Turnbull, O.H. (2000). The analysis of drawing from memory performance in brain-damaged patients. Brain and Cognition, 43, 310-315.

McIntosh, R.D., Ambron, E., & Della Sala, S. (2008). Evidence for an attraction account of closing-in behaviour. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(3), 376 - 394.

Serra, L., Fadda, L., Perri, R., Caltagirone, C., & Carlesimo, G.A. (2010). The closing-in phenomenon in the drawing performance of Alzheimer's disease patients: A compensation account. Cortex, 46(8), 1031-1036.

Smith, A.D. (2009). On the use of drawing tasks in neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychology, 23(2), 231-239.

Smith, A.D., & Gilchrist, I.D. (2004). Evidence for the online operation of imagery: Visual imagery modulates motor production in drawing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(3), 416-417.

Smith, A.D., & Gilchrist, I.D. (2005[a]). Drawing from Childhood Experience: Constructional Apraxia and the Production of Oblique Lines. Cortex, 41(2), 195-204.

Smith, A.D., & Gilchrist, I.D. (2005b). Within-object and between-object coding deficits in drawing production. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22(5), 523-537.

Thomas, G.V., & Jolley, R.P. (1998). Drawing conclusions: an examination of empirical and conceptual bases for psychological evaluation of children from their drawings. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 37, 127-139.

Development and Drawing:

Barlow, C.M., Jolley, R.P., White, D.G., & Galbraith, D. (2003). Rigidity in children’s drawings and its relation with representational change. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 86(2), 124-152.

Bonoti, F., Vlachos, F., & Metallidou, P. (2005). Writing and drawing performance of school age children: Is there any relationship? School Psychology International, 26(2), 243-255.

Bouaziz, S., & Magnan, A. (2007). Contribution of the visual perception and graphic production systems to the copying of complex geometrical drawings: A developmental study. Cognitive Development, 22(1), 5-15.

Braswell, G.S., & Rosengren, K.K. (2000). Decreasing variability in the development of graphic production. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24(2), 153-166.

Broderick, P., & Laszlo, J.I. (1988). The effects of varying planning demands on drawing components of squares and diamonds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 45(1), 18-27.
Cox, M. (2005). The pictorial world of the child. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press.

Cox, M.V., & Parkin, C.E. (1986). Young Children's Human Figure Drawing: cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Educational Psychology, 6(4), 353-368.

Dukette, D., & Stiles, J. (2001). The effects of stimulus density on children’s analysis of hierarchical patterns. Developmental Science, 4(2), 233-251.

Feeney, S.M., & Stiles, J. (1996). Spatial analysis: An examination of preschoolers' perception and construction of geometric patterns. Developmental Psychology, 32(5), 933-941.

Goodnow, J.J., & Levine, R.A. (1973). The grammar of action: Sequence and syntax in children’s copying. Cognitive Psychology, 4, 82-89.

Graham, F.K., Berman, P.W., & Ernhart, C.B. (1960). Development in Preschool Children of the Ability to Copy Forms. Child Development, 31(2), 339-359.

Henderson, J.A., & Thomas, G.V. (1990). Looking ahead: Planning for the inclusion of detail affects relative sizes of head and trunk in children's human figure drawings. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8, 383-391.

Jolley, R.P., (2010). Children & pictures: Drawing and understanding. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Magnan, A., Baldy, R., & Chatillon, J.-F. (1999). Organizing principle in 4- to 8-year-old children's drawings of embedded geometric shapes. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 58(1), 3-11.

Naeli, H., & Harris, P.L. (1976). Orientation of the diamond and the square. Perception, 5, 73-77.

Ninio, A., & Lieblich, A. (1976). The grammar of action: “Phase structure” in children’s copying. Child Development, 47(3), 846–849.

Phillips, W.A., Hobbs, S.B., & Pratt, F.R. (1978). Intellectual realism in children's drawings of cubes. Cognition, 6(1), 15-33.

Picard, D., & Vinter, A. (2005). Development of graphic formulas for the depiction of familiar objects. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(5), 418-432.

Sheppard, E., Ropar, D., & Mitchell, P. (2005). The impact of meaning and dimensionality on the accuracy of children's copying. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23(3), 365-381.

Sutton, P.J., & Rose, D.H. (1998). The Role of Strategic Visual Attention in Children's Drawing Development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 68(2), 87-107.
Tada, W. L., & Stiles, J. (1996). Developmental change in children's analysis of spatial patterns. Developmental Psychology, 32(5), 951-970.

Toomela, A. (1999). Drawing development: Stages in the representation of a cube and a cylinder. Child Development, 70(5), 1141-1150.

Toomela, A. (2002). Drawing as a verbally mediated activity: A study of relationships between verbal, motor, and visuospatial skills and drawing in children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(3), 234-247.

Drawing in Neurodevelopmental Disorders:

Bertrand, J., Mervis, C.B., & Eisenberg, J.D. (1997). Drawing by children with Williams syndrome: A developmental perspective. Developmental Neuropsychology, 13, 41–67.

Drake, J., Redash, A., Coleman, K., Haimson, J., & Winner, E. (2010). ‘Autistic’ Local Processing Bias also Found in Children Gifted in Realistic Drawing. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(6), 762-773.

Farran, E. K., Jarrold, C., Gathercole, S.E. (2003). Divided attention, selective attention and drawing: processing preferences in Williams syndrome are dependent on the task administered. Neuropsychologia, 41, 676–687.

Farran, E.K., Jarrold, C., & Gathercole, S.E. (2003). Divided attention, selective attention and drawing: processing preferences in Williams syndrome are dependent on the task administered. Neuropsychologia, 41, 676–687.

Georgopoulos, M.-A., Georgopoulos, A.P., Kuz, N., & Landau, B. (2004). Figure copying in Williams syndrome and normal subjects. Experimental Brain Research, 157, 137–146.

Hudson, K.D., & Farran, E.K. (In Press). Drawing the line: Graphic strategies for simple and complex figures in Williams syndrome and typical development. British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Hudson, K.D., & Farran, E.K. (In Press). Chapter Nine: Executive function and motor planning. In Farran, E.K.,& Karmiloff-Smith, A. (Eds). Neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan: Lessons from Williams Syndrome. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hudson, K.D., & Farran, E.K. (Submitted). Looking around houses: Visual attention when drawing in Williams syndrome and typical development.

Hudson, K.D., & Farran, E.K. (Submitted). Thinking inside the box: Orientation cues and spatial frames of reference for drawing in Williams syndrome and typical development.
Mottron, L., Belleville, S., & Ménard, E. (1999). Local bias in autistic subjects as evidenced by graphic tasks: Perceptual hierarchization or working memory deficit? The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 40(5), 743-755.

Nagai, C., Inui, T., & Iwata, M. (2011). Fading-figure tracing in Williams syndrome. Brain and Cognition, 75(1), 10-17.

Nakamura, M., Kaneoke, Y., Watanabe, K., & Kakigi, R. (2002). Visual information process in Williams syndrome: intact motion detection accompanied by typical visuospatial dysfunctions. European Journal of Neuroscience, 16, 1810-1818.

Nakamura, M., Watanabe, K., Matsumoto, A., Yamanaka, T., Kumagai, T., Miyazaki, S., Matsushima, M., & Mita, K. (2001). Williams syndrome and deficiency in visuospatial recognition. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 43, 617–621.

Stiles, J., Sabbadini, L., Capirci, O., & Volterra, V. (2000). Drawing abilities in Williams Syndrome: A case study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 18(2), 213–235.

Vlach, H.A., & Carver, S.M. (2008). The effects of observation coaching on children's graphic representations. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 10(1).

Walker, P., Bremner, J.G., Merrick, K., Coates, S., Cooper, E., Lawley, R., Sageman, R., & Simm, R. (2006). Visual mental representations supporting object drawing: How naming a novel object with a novel count noun impacts on young children's object drawing. Visual Cognition, 13(6), 733 - 788.

The Neuroscience of Drawing:

Ferber, S., Mraz, R., Baker, N., & Graham, S.J. (2007). Shared and differential neural substrates of copying versus drawing: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. NeuroReport, 18(11), 1089-1093.
Makuuchi, M., Kaminaga, T., & Sugishita, M. (2003). Both parietal lobes are involved in drawing: a functional MRI study and implications for constructional apraxia. Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 338–347.

Ogawa, K., Nagai, C., & Inui, T. (2010). Brain mechanisms of visuomotor transformation based on deficits in tracing and copying. Japanese Psychological Research, 52(2), 91-106.

Ogawa, K., Nagai, C., & Inui, T. (2010). Brain mechanisms of visuomotor transformation based on deficits in tracing and copying. Japanese Psychological Research, 52(2), 91-106.

Drawing and Cognition:

Guérin, F., Ska, B., & Belleville, S. (1999). Cognitive Processing of Drawing Abilities. Brain and Cognition, 40(3), 464-478.

van Sommers, P. (1984). Drawing and cognition: Descriptive and experimental studies of graphic production processes. New York: Cambridge University Press.

van Sommers, P. (1989). A system for drawing and drawing-related neuropsychology. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 6(2), 117-164.

Kinematics of Drawing:

Meulenbroek, R.G.J., & Thomassen, A.J.W.M. (1991). Stroke-direction preferences in drawing and handwriting. Human Movement Science, 10, 247-270.

Meulenbroek, R.G.J., & Thomassen, A.J.W.M. . (1993). Exploitation of elasticity as a biomechanical property in the production of graphic stroke sequences. Acta Psychologica, 82, 313-327.

Drawing as a Forensic Tool:

Leins, D., Fisher, R.P., Vrij, A., Leal, S., & Mann, S. (in press). Using sketchdrawing to induce inconsistency in liars. Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Vrij, A., Leal, S., Mann, S., Warmelink, L., Granhag, P.A., & Fisher, R P. (2010). Drawings as an innovative and successful lie detection tool. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 4, 587-594.

Vrij, A., Mann, S., Leal, S., & Fisher, R. (in press). Is anyone out there? Drawings as a tool to detect deception in occupations interviews. Psychology, Crime, & Law.