Course detail

Drawing of Composition

FSI-YKSAcad. year: 2020/2021

The drawing of still life is a suitable method for developing the skills of drawing. Students are guided to capture the combination of shapes, sizes, colors, materials and textures of the overall composition in a perspective view, according to the physical model. They proceed from the elementary schematic drawing, which forms the basic structure of the work, to the realistic depiction of the displayed composition. This is supported by a detailed depiction of the lights, shading and shadows, allowing the illustration of volume and shape of each of the elements of the composition.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course enables students to develop techniques of drawing more complicated objects based on knowledge of drawing of partial objects with emphasis on the character of the whole in terms of spatial relations and material composition.


Theoretical and practical knowledge of perspective projection and experience with drawing of compositions consisting of basic geometric bodies with uniform surface, perspective view, according to the model, including shadows and shading, are assumed. Completion of the subject: Drawing of Product YKV.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GRAY, Peter. Kresba a ilustrace: příručka pro výtvarníky : praktický a inspirativní průvodce pro všechny výtvarníky. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2010. ISBN 9788073527549.
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5. (CS)
TEISSIG, Karel. Techniky kresby. Vyd. 2. Aventinum, 1995. ISBN 80-85277-49-2.
DE REYNA, Rudy. How to draw what you see. New York: Watson - Guptill, 1996. ISBN 0-8230-2375-3.
TEISSIG, Karel. Kresba. Praha: Aventinum, 2010. Výtvarné techniky (Aventinum). ISBN 978-80-7442-009-2.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject is taught in the form of seminars, which are focused on practical mastering of drawing skills with individual consultations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to gaining skills to spatial depiction of reality focusing on composition of objects, their volume and mutual proportions. Emphasis is placed primarily on the correct schematic drawing of the object, the quality of the contour lines and the proportional relations of the whole, as well as on the artfully cultivated representation of materials, textures, shades and shadows.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Principles for drawing a composition of multiple objects, elementary scheme, drawing of contour lines
Drawing of glass objects
Drawing of metal objects
Drawing of plastic objects
Drawing of natural objects
Drawing of paper and fabrics
Drawing of a composition of objects conforming to the basic geometric bodies
Drawing a composition of objects of the same character, material and surface
Drawing a composition of objects of different character, material and surface