To realistically portray three dimensional objects on the surface of a sheet of
two-dimensional paper requires skill and keen observation. All forms are one,
or a combination of several basic forms: Forms have mass and take up space.
You will refine your drawing ability as you develop your skills of observation
by seeing objects in their most elemental form.
The material in this chapter enables you to do the following:
Develop contour and mass in three-dimensional drawings.
Draw a solid foundation of basic shapes.
Visually evaluate complex items in terms of basic forms.
Recognize and avoid the most common errors of novice draftsmen.
Use a common unit of measure to size figure drawings in correct
Use gestures and body dynamics to suggest movement in a composition.
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