NATA Students Drawing
2-Dimensional composition is defined as the arrangement of various 2 dimensional shapes ie the objects which has only two dimensions, length and width but not the thickness. Mainly they can be classified into open and closed compositions.
Closed composition – In a closed composition objects are contained within the edges of the picture frame.
Open composition – In this type of composition the image looks unrelated to the size or shape of the paper, creating an impression of extending beyond the boundaries of the frame (visual panel).
A visually appealing arrangement or organization of 3 dimensional forms is known as a 3D- Composition. They can be created using simple geometric 3-D forms like cubes, spheres, cones, cylinders, cuboids or complex 3-D solids generated from basic forms.
Steps to create a 3-D Composition:
- Learn to draw basic objects in 3-D form.
- Arrangement of these objects in accordance with principles of design.
- Show the effect of light by shading the object and showing the cast shadow.
Few of the most commonly used methods in the colouring and shading with pencils.
- Back and forth strokes
- Scumbling or Scribbling
Light Effect and Shadow
Light and materials are mutually dependent on each other. Materials are key to understanding light in architecture because they directly affect the quantity and the quality of the light. Two qualities of materials – their finish and their colour – are most important in this regard. Specular materials, such as glossy finishes, reflect light as a mirror does, which can result in reflected images of the light source being visible ‘on’ the surface. Mattel surfaces, such as natural stone, wood, and plaster, reflect light diffusely equally in all directions.
A drawing created using the objects, places and situations from out memory is called a memory drawing. This can be explained as a pictorial form of representation of anything that we have seen or felt earlier or can visualize.
As a memory drawing is more like a visual representation of skills to observe, imagine and create the final output is much affected by the accuracy of our visual perceptions, memory and our ability to create it on the paper.