My favorite tools or building blocks in art are LINE, Texture and Value. That's because I like to draw! The two drawings above are from my college days. Which few people have ever seen. The drawings have examples of both contour and tonal line work in one work. I added the brown color to them because one of my peers said I should, my professor said 'I ruin the drawings'.
When I draw, color is the last thing on my mind. The elements of art are line, shape, form, color, value, texture and space. Color gets the most attention but value is the key to a good drawing. Value is the darkness and lightness of a hue or neutral. I think LINE is the most important element, because it can also guide the eye around and through your artwork.
Below are some more of my drawings from my college days.
Thanks for letting me share.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.