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by Dennis Lee Brown

Vivid & Diversified Contemporary Artist

At tutoring that focuses on the science of fine drawing and painting.

The concept of “Chiaroscuro” charcoal drawing  - – Lighting Is All About Contrast. This incorporates vivid drama, mood, depth, proportion, and emotion in charcoal paintings.

The Concept of Chiaroscuro Drawing

The Concept of Chiaroscuro Drawing

How to capture the texture (smoothness, roughness, pattern, and lines) of the surface of objects in a drawing.

Texturizing in Drawings

Texturizing in Drawings

The Drawing Stump is a cylindrical drawing tool, usually made of soft paper that is tightly wound 
into a stick and sanded to a point at both ends. The stumps are mostly pale in color and turn to the color of the medium it is used for. 

Stumps come in assorted sizes: #1 through #8, choose the correct numbered Stump according to space, subject, or object in the drawing. Artists use it to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, graphite, Conté crayon, pastels, chalk, or other dry drawing media. Skillfully using stomps, shading, gradations, and halftones can be produced. 

They are a great drawing tool, which can create countless effects, and smooth blending is its’ most popular usage.

A Guide to Stump Drawing

A Guide to Drawing with Stumps

Composition is an arrangement of subject matter in your drawing or painting…
Defined as the way the arrangement of items and subjects that you 
are going to draw, organize and combine. 
You may want to arrange the things you are going to draw by strictly following the rules of composition. 
The term composition means "putting together". The composition is known as the placement of elements in 
association with each other, following the rules of art layout.
 This principle of composition when applied to any form of art including, music, graphic 
art illustration writing, performing arts, and others

Creating Great Compositions

How to Creating Great Compositions

There are two types of shadows.  “Form Shadow“ is a shadow caused by the planes turning away from the light source.  A “Cast Shadow” is caused by one structure blocking the light from hitting another object or thing.  Example:  A wooden block hinders the light from reaching the part of the table right behind the opposite side of the block.  An object's cast shadow is the object's adjacent shadow in which its outline is distorted (softened/burred).  A cast shadow is distinguished from a core shadow in that it is slightly brighter, and its edges are softer the further it gets from the object.

Creating Cast Shadows

How to Creating Cast Shadows

Methods are the steps taken by an artist to create a work, such as planning the composition, sketching, selecting materials, and executing the artwork. To gain a better understanding of these terms, reading up on the different techniques, principles, and methods used by famous artists is a great way to gain insight and inspiration.

Methods, Principles, and Techniques of Art

Methods, Principles, and Techniques of Art

The Fine Drawing & Painting Illustrated Glossary is the artist’s wordlist of art terms and their definitions. If someone is serious about their drawing or painting, learning these phrases and how to apply them in their work is always essential.

Fine Art Illustrated Glossary

Fine Art Illustrated Glossary

Everywhere we look, we observe objects containing various degrees of light and dark. 
This lightness and/or darkness, to individuals in the art world, consider it as tonal 
value. Between the continuum of light and dark lies, a world of gray tones, and these 
tones are measured in terms of steps in a graduate scale. As the tones progress in 
value towards white or black there is a vast verity of shade values considered as 
graduate tones. These graduate tones gradually increase as they creep towards white 
[light] and decrease in value as they descend towards black [dark].

The Art of Graduate Blending

The Art of Graduate Blending

The illustratede color wheel, sometimes called a color circle, is a circular arrangement of colors organized by their chromatic relationship to one another. The primary colors are equidistant from each other on the wheel, and secondary and tertiary colors sit between them.  In painting and other fine arts, there are three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow.  They are called primary colors because they cannot be created by mixing any other colors.  Primary colors form the basis for color theory or color mixing, as these three colors are the basic building blocks of color from which it is possible to mix most other colors.

The Color Wheel Guide

The Artist Color Wheel Guide

Drawing is visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark onto a two-dimensional medium.  Commonly used instruments include graphite pencils, pen & ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, markers, stylus.  Drawing is defined as the marking of marks, lines, and shapes (some standard and non-standard), usually supported on, but not limited to various papers (an assortment of acid-free fine art drawing papers with a wide range of texture); although other materials such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used.

Drawing Techniques

Drawing Techniques Fine Art Drawing

Specializing in artistic
methods, principles and techniques

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Oil Painting on Canvas
DANCING RED  TULIPS 18 X 22 Oils on Canvas (c) Dennis Lee Brown Dennis's Fine Art  10 2021
Still-life Composition
FRUIT, LINEN & A PICTURE 17w X 41h Stilllife Charcoal & Graphite on Paper (C) Dennis Lee B
Oil Painting Techniques
NIGHTFALL AT LAKE MOUNTAIN  Naturescape 12h X 16w Oil on Canvas © Dennis Lee Brown 7-2023
Drawing with Charcoal
AROUND THE BRIDGE 14 X 17 Charcoal & Graphite Nature Scene © Dennis Lee Brown 4-2024 Colle
Nature-Scape Composition
Outdoors 16” X 20” Oil on Canvas © Dennis Lee Brown 5-2022 - Dennis's Fine Art (ARR)  IMG-
Plant Blossom Drawing
DAYLILIES  Floral Still-life 17w X 14 h Charcoal & Graphite on Bristol  © Dennis Lee Brown
Digital Art
THEY SMILE IN YOUR FACE  8.5 X 14  Digital Abstract (c) Dennis Lee Brown Dennis's Fine Art
Drawing with Graphite
DRAPERY WITH GLASS  Still-Life 17w X 11h  Charcoal & Graphite on Bristle, © Dennis Lee Bro
Portrait Drawing
THUMB SOCKING BABY  14X 11 Graphite oN Paper (c) Dennis Lee Brown Dennis'sFine Art  IMG100

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Exploring the World of Fine Art Drawing and Painting with A Vivid & Diversified Artist

At tutoring that focuses on the science of fine drawing and painting. Discover the secrets of an expert artist with this comprehensive collection of techniques, methods, and art principles. With Dennis Lee Brown's artistic guidance, you will take your art far beyond the next level. Explore the world of fine art drawing and painting like never before.

Fine art drawing and painting is a timeless skill that captures the essence of visual storytelling and learning from an expert can significantly enhance one's artistic journey. Dennis Lee Brown, a seasoned artist, and educator, offers a unique perspective on the art of drawing. His approach combines the precision of applied science with the fluidity of fine art, making his tutoring sessions a rich learning experience for artists at any level

Brown's expertise in various mediums, from traditional pencil sketches to digital art, allows him to guide students through a comprehensive curriculum. His YouTube tutorials, such as "Dennis Lee Brown's Drawing Techniques," provide valuable insights into the foundational skills needed to create fine drawings. These videos are an excellent resource for those who cannot attend his sessions in person but still wish to learn from his extensive knowledge. For those interested in a more individualized touch, Brown's art exhibits and tutoring services offer a firsthand experience. His teachings emphasize the importance of understanding the science behind art, which can often remain overlooked in traditional art education. This approach ensures that students not only learn how to replicate what they see but also understand the why behind each stroke and shade. Brown's dedication to sharing his knowledge is evident in his online presence, where he frequently posts videos on Art Tutoring & Gallery| Dennis Fine Art website. And his YouTube channel. His Gallery: The Art News Blog (Newsletter) a bi-monthly publication houses his applied artistic techniques, methods, and principles, as well as showcasing galleries of fine art and botanical photography exhibits. His Pinterest page,· showcases a variety of his works and provides a glimpse into the breadth of his abilities and teaching methods. These resources serve as inspiration and a practical guide for aspiring artists. The beauty of fine art drawing lies in its ability to convey complex emotions and narratives through simple lines and shades. Dennis Lee Brown's teaching style reflects this beauty by stripping down the art form to its scientific principles and building it back up into something that is both technically sound and emotionally compelling. For those looking to refine their drawing skills or embark on a new artistic endeavor, Dennis’s Tutoring offers a blend of science and art that can transform one's perspective on drawing. Whether through his online tutorials or personal tutoring, Brown's teachings are an asset to any artist's education. To explore more about Dennis Lee Brown's drawing techniques and his approach to fine art, you can visit his YouTube channel for a series of instructional videos that delve into the skills required for creating fine drawings. These resources are a testament to Brown's passion for art and his commitment to fostering a new generation of skilled artists.

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