There are a few concepts that form the basis of effective image creation, therefore these ideas should be well understood as a reference to all other study and practice to develop artistic skills. Note the difference between the fundamental concepts of technique, skill and talent.
Many art teachers and significant artists maintain that there is no such thing as talent. I believe that talent exists and has many forms; primarily, it is a propensity to recognize, learn and utilize the subtleties of qualities in a particular art. Talent is not an absolute and will not alone allow a student artist to magically produce high quality work.
The most basic concepts to be studied and practiced are:
- Showing a 4D world in a 2D format
- Lines and line quality