Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Framing your composition, part of Foundations of Drawing.
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…Now we've had a look at line and then how a…shared edge is so important when you first learn to draw.…We can now use your frame to actually compose your drawing.…Either a landscape or portrait layout, can be very important.…Not only for using as a viewfinder, so you can line up what you're looking at.…But also as a way to help guide you when you're drawing.…So you can just use the lines around the edge of the frame.…It will really help you to see those shapes that we've talked about previously.…
So what we've got to do is just lay this down and draw around…the inside of it so you've got edges to work to for our first drawing.…And just with the 3B pencil, which gives us a…nice sharp edge but is soft enough to work with.…Okay, and now we've got a frame to work within.…
Shape: By focusing on the shapes of the objects (and more importantly the shapes between the objects) you can view subjects with a whole new outlook and focus.
Simplicity: You'll get better results by concentrating on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will still prove powerful when used together.
Structure: A structured approach makes drawing easier to master.
Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. Will Kemp brings his passion for teaching and infectious love of drawing together in these lessons. You'll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.
This course was created and produced by Will Kemp. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Materials you need to draw
- Drawing theory
- Framing your composition
- Using the picture plane
- Creating contrast
- Using negative space to create more powerful compositions
- Creating form from shadows and light