Do you like adventure? Are you
daring? If so, sharpen your pencil, grab your pad and
read on . . .
This page will give you the seven most important tools of
drawing. We call these "The Seven Magic Words" of
drawing. Once you learn these words (and we mean
really learn them! Don't just skim through them on
your way to the super drawings on our Web site.) you will
have the keys to enter the land of drawing and will be able
to draw your own secret house, secret building, secret city,
secret world - even you own secret universe!
We suggest you print this page out for future
Distorting objects or parts of an
object to create the illusion that one edge is
actually closer to your eye.
Adding darkness to a surface that is
opposite an imaginary light source adds depth to
Drawing objects or parts of an object
lower on the surface of the paper makes them
appear closer (with exception of objects in
space i.e. birds, clouds).
Generally, objects drawn larger will
look closer, except when overlapping.
Lines wraped around the contour of a
round object adds volume and shape to the
Objects drawn in front of others will
make the front objects appear closer.
Images drawn darker, and with more
detail, will appear closer than images drawn
lighter and with less detail. This adds
"atmosphere" to the drawing.