When looking at a drawing by an accomplished artist, have you ever noticed that one specific item catches your eye more than others? This is not an accident! Accomplished artists know a few secrets to bring attention toward what they consider the most important part of their chosen subject. A telltale sign of a drawing by an amateur artist is a hodgepodge of subjects (or sections of a subject) without one dominant center of interest. In this article, I discuss various ways of implementing a strong focal point(s) into your drawings to create more interesting and professional works of art.
This drawing tutorial is a great way to learn about adding focal points to your drawings. More often than not, artists forget what object they want their viewer to focus on, resulting in a confusing or amateurish composition. This tutorial attempts to explain the steps you can take to make your compositions look professional.