The advantage of painting over drawing is that color, rather than line, defines forms. The viewer perceives color masses as objects in space. There are various types of painting categorized by how the pigment or color particles are suspended in a liquid to facilitate application or the painting process. Due to the variety of compounds, the color tone or value will be impacted. Also, the ability of the artist to create sharp detail will also be a result of the pigments, medium, binder, and support chosen.