The concept of life drawing is literally drawing from life as opposed to drawing from a photograph or other source material. This usually involves drawing models in a classroom setting or hiring a model to pose. Life drawing models is a good way to hone one’s skill with gesture to create a sense...
In perspective, the point at which a set of lines appear to converge.
A drawing medium which utilizes a piece of silver or other type of metal wire held in a lead or handmade holder. The gauge of wire used is somewhat determined by an artist’s preference. The drawing surface, usually firm paper or a lightweight board must be smooth and coated with gesso or gouache...
Darkening an area of a drawing or painting.
Partial darkness or obscurity within an area of space.
An undeviating vertical line used as a reference when determining alignment. It is often used in drawing the human figure.
TA method of representing a three-dimensional object or volume of space on a flat surface using real or suggested lines that converge at points at the horizon or eye level.
The lightest tone in a painting.
A horizontal line that runs across the paper or canvas to represent the viewer’s eye level or delineate where the sky meets the ground.
The area in a composition to which the viewer’s eye is naturally drawn.
Light that shines directly on the subject from the light source, producing strong highlights and deep shadows.
They are waxier than soft pastels and come in degrees of hardness, making them easy to control.
A short steel rod cut to a diamond point that is used as a tool in engraving.
Shadow of an object on an adjacent in which its outline is distorted.