Drawing Basics: Brian Bomeisler's Global Skills of Drawing

16 Apr 2007

We offered words of advice about drawing basics from Brian Bomeisler in the winter 2007 issue of Drawing magazine. Here, we present his five global skills of realistic drawing.

Bomeisler helped a student correct and adjust the proportions of his self-portrait drawing.
Bomeisler helped a student correct and adjust the proportions of his self-portrait.

The global skills of realistic drawing include these five skills:

1.    The perception of edges called line or contour drawing.
2.    The perception of spaces in drawing called negative spaces.
3.    The perception of relationships known as perspective and proportion.
4.    The perception of lights and shadows called shading.
5.    The perception of the whole, which comes from the previous four perceptual skills.

 

To read more features like this, check out the winter 2007 issue of Drawing!


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