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Drawing shapes is a fundamental skill in visual arts. By understanding the basics of shape study, you can create more accurate and realistic drawings, whether you're drawing people, animals, or objects

  The human skull is a common subject in drawing, especially in figure drawing and portrait drawing

    Drawing a portrait is the art of capturing the likeness of a person's face. It requires an understanding of the structure of the face, the proportions, and how to use light and shadow to create a three-dimensional effect.

Course Overview


When creating a portrait pencil drawing, the content typically includes the same elements as any portrait, but with an emphasis on capturing the subject's likeness and personality using only shades of black, white, and gray. 

Pencil drawings are great for capturing the details of the subject's face, including the shape of the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.

Pencil drawings allow for a wide range of textures, from the smoothness of skin to the roughness of hair or clothing.

The use of light and dark shading is crucial in pencil drawings to create depth and dimension in the portrait.

Pencil drawings can convey a wide range of emotions and moods, depending on the shading and facial expression of the subject.

The background of a pencil portrait can be kept simple to keep the focus on the subject, or it can include additional details to provide context or add visual interest.



The study of the skull involves understanding the various bones and structures that make up the human skull. This includes the cranium, facial bones, and teeth. The pencil drawing should capture the details of each of these elements, including the subtle curves and contours of the bones and teeth.

The size and placement of each of the skull's elements are important to capture accurately in a pencil drawing. This involves understanding the relationships between different parts of the skull, such as the size of the cranium in relation to the size of the face.

The use of shading and texture is important in creating the illusion of depth and dimension in a skull study pencil drawing. Pencil drawing allows for a wide range of textures, from the smoothness of the bone to the roughness of the teeth.Understanding the principles of lighting and shadow is crucial in a skull study pencil drawing, as this can help to create the illusion of volume and depth in the skull. This includes capturing the way light falls on the skull and the shadows that are cast by the different elements.

Depending on the purpose of the skull study, emphasis may be placed on certain features of the skull, such as the teeth or the shape of the cranium. In a pencil drawing, these features can be highlighted using shading and contrast.


The subject of a landscape watercolor painting can vary widely, from natural scenery such as mountains, forests, and lakes, to urban landscapes such as city streets and buildings. 

The composition of a landscape watercolor painting involves the arrangement of visual elements within the painting. This includes the use of foreground, middle ground, and background, as well as the placement of the main focal point of the painting.

Watercolor paintings are known for their vibrant and translucent use of color. The use of a limited color palette can create a cohesive and harmonious painting, while the use of contrasting colors can create dynamic visual interest.

The use of light and shadow is important in creating the illusion of depth and dimension in a landscape watercolor painting. This includes understanding the direction and intensity of the light source, and using shading to create form and texture.

There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used in watercolor painting, such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush. These techniques can be used to create different effects, such as soft washes of color or sharp lines and details.

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