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According to Andrew Loomis, in any succesful drawing, attention must be given to five P's and five C's1) as he calls them.

Five P's

  • Proportion, the three dimensions
  • Placement, a position in space
  • Perspective, relationship of viewpoint to subject
  • Planes, surface appearance as defined by light and shadow
  • Pattern, the deliberate arrangement of the tones on the subject

Five C's

  • Conception, a rough indication of an idea
  • Construction, an attempt to establish the forms from life or from basic knowledge
  • Contour, the limits of forms in space, according to viewpoint
  • Character, the specific qualities of individual units of your subject in light
  • Consistency, all the essentials of construction, lighting, and pattern, organized as a unit
Successful Drawing, ISBN13: 9780857687616, pages 18 and 19
paag/five_p_and_five_c.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/07 10:57 (external edit)