Rembrandt. Da Vinci. Michelangelo. These influential masters of art had humble beginnings rooted in drawing. Learning to grasp the basic foundations of line, depth, perspective, value, lighting and composition gives an amateur artist a foundation from which to develop a unique style.
Just like an architecturally complex Victorian home is comprised of simple parts—bricks, mortar and wood—any beautiful picture can be broken into the essential elements of space, shading and texture. Although you may not be the inventor of the next cubism, use this playlist as a starting point for your artistic endeavors.