South Miami K-8 Center
Ringling College of Art
I learned a lot of great stuff in school,
here’s what made a difference:
The fundamentals, aka the basics:
Composition, color, value, contrast,
Practice of painting traditionally, and
studying picture making.
Studying the greats, renaissance
painters, illustrators and popular
What makes a good composition?
Good composition comes from
experimentation of ratios that artists have
grounded in the fundamentals of design.
From playing around with these ratios
you can come up with pleasing
Value is one of the essential
elements of an image that makes
it readable and appealing.
Value is the difference between light
and dark, it is what helps us see and
understand the shape and form of
It is what creates the illusion
of light and thus helps us
understand what is included
in the image.
Color is a powerful tool
artists use for a variety of
Color can be used for decorative
beauty, create mood and expressing
It can also be utilized to emphasize
forms, give more meaning behind
objects and visually unify.
I can be your ARTutor & help you with:
• Drawing and Painting
• My work shop will be called “ Making Appealing Images, from
sketching to painting”
• THANKS FOR WATCHING!
• Lucas Riquenes
our website at
to learn more