Composition is one of the most important aspects of creating a good drawing or painting, yet we often neglect it. In this volume, Pat Knepley explains the principles of composition, proportion, scale, and point-of-view. You’ll do exercises in each of these concepts so you can learn, not just how to draw, but how to create a visually pleasing work of art.
Lesson 17 – It’s All About the Grounds
Lesson 18 – Keep Things in Proportion
Proper proportion makes for more realistic drawings. Master Artist Pat teaches how to use a simple measuring tool to get the best results for keeping objects in your drawing in proportion.
Lesson 19 – Scale
How does the artist let the viewer know what size things are? Is it a large mountain or a little hill? Focus on determining scale in your artwork, and look at some amazing American masterpieces!
Lesson 20 – Point of View
Pat introduces the concept of point of view: bird’s-eye-view (from up high) and worm’s-eye-view (from down low). The optional vantage points for drawing allow for greater creativity. Knowing the point of view is key to realistic drawing!