Course detail

Drawing of Composition

FSI-YKSAcad. year: 2023/2024

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, 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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a VIGUÉ, Jordi. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN isbn80-7234-431-5. (CS)
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. ISBN 978-80-7442-009-2.

Recommended reading

GRAY, Peter. Kresba a ilustrace: příručka pro výtvarníky : praktický a inspirativní průvodce pro všechny výtvarníky. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2010. ISBN 9788073527549.
TEISSIG, Karel. Techniky kresby. Vyd. 2. Praha: Aventinum, 1995. Umělcova dílna. ISBN 80-85277-49-2.


Classification of course in study plans

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