LESSON 2/LEARNING EVENT 1
PRINCIPLES OF REALISTIC DRAWING
Identify and define the principles of realistic drawing and their interrelationships.
Given information and examples of the principles of drawing, symbols, and the systematic
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding to 75 percent
or more of the multiple-choice test covering principles of drawing.
NAVEDTRA 10472, CHAPTER 2
STP 11-25Q13-SM-TG, TASK 113-579-5056
Learning Event 1:
DEFINE REALISTIC DRAWING
To draw realistically, you must first learn to see realistically. Be aware of what is really
there. "What you see when you look" is visual reality. Being real, everything has three
dimensions: height, width, and depth. Visual reality is anything which exists that you see.
Examples are trees, rocks, clouds, air effects, and light. Your mind becomes so accustomed to
daily surroundings that you overlook what is actually there. When you draw these subjects, you
suddenly realize you are not sure of what is there or how to draw the subject accurately.
Motivation, time, and observation skills will help to overcome this "visual pacifism." Once
overcome, you will be on the road to visual accuracy (fig 2-1).
There are three principles of drawing: visual accuracy, a systematic approach, and
practice. Given enough desire, time, and guidance, one can easily learn and master these
principles. Knowledge and use of these principles will help you to create accurate images of
subjects around you.