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Perfecting Your Drawings

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Perfecting Your Drawings




Develop and enrich your sketching from this…

Still-life A CAN WITH APPES 17x14 Charcoal & Graphite on Paper (C) Dennis Lee Brown, Dennis's Fine Art 12-2021  IMG1289-375USD.JPG
Still-life A CAN WITH APPES 17x14 Charcoal & Graphite on Paper (C) Dennis Lee Brown, Dennis's Fine Art 12-2021 IMG1289-375USD.JPG

A drawing is just that, it is a basic sketch (a draft) or a rending which represents an object, a subject, or a noun. Bringing your representation to the level of it being classified as a piece of art takes perfecting the drawing by refining it until it becomes a created artwork.





...to a detailed complete drawing


A CAN WITH APPLES 17"w X 14"h Charcoal & Graphite on Artist Paper (C) Dennis's Fine Art 12/2021 IMG1289-375USD
A CAN WITH APPLES 17"w X 14"h Charcoal & Graphite on Artist Paper (C) Dennis's Fine Art 12/2021 IMG1289-375USD

Collection & Exhibit: The Monochrome Exhibition



Elements and Principles of Fine Drawing & Painting

These are the foundation (the footer building blocks) of drawing & painting

  1. Point – Pointillism (large & small marks: irregular dots)

  2. Line – Thick & thin, vertical & horizontal, length & width (Directional: diagonal, curved, and scribbling)

  3. Shape – The use of isometrical forms

  4. Ephesus – Overview with a main focal point

  5. Visual Balance – Distribution of color, line, and form, (how its’ spread out in the composition)

  6. Harmony – rational development or association with other matter in the art

  7. Rhythm – one of the principles of art which indicate movement

  8. Texture – the surface of the object and subject

  9. Tonal Value – Tints, tones, shade (light & shadows)

  10. Position in space, focus on location; side-by-side, forefront & background

  11. Proportion – the relationship between different elements of art (Proportion creates an illusion about the distance and an object’s size form when compared with other forms in the art)

  12. Size – Proportion concerning item placement (side-by-side, foreground, or background)

  13. Prospective – Three-dimensional illusion (Horizon line with vanishing points)

  14. Pattern – Repetition (repeating the same “shape,” “design,” “form,”)

  15. Space – Negative (Space around an object/subject)

  16. Blending – Hatching & cross-hatching, smearing, (transitioning from one value (tint, tone, or color) to another)

All the elements and principles listed above, when combined in art, cause great creations.




Sketch of Potted Plant & Balls
Sketch of Potted Plant & Balls


POTTED PLANT & BALLS Stilllife14w X 17h Charcoal & Graphite on Paper (c)  Dennis Lee Brown 11-2021
POTTED PLANT & BALLS Stilllife14w X 17h Charcoal & Graphite on Paper (c) Dennis Lee Brown 11-2021 Dennis's Fine Art (ARR) IMG-1290-495USD Winter Harbernation of 2021














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