Detail Focus

Detail in a picture will create a focal point. The eye is naturally drawn to areas of the picture that have greater detail. This is because those areas demand greater examination. As an artist, you can use this to bring attention to those parts of your drawings that you want the viewer to look at most.

Another look at the Mona Lisa will show how Leonardo da Vinci used detail to draw the viewer's attention first to the face and then second to the hands in the painting (see Figure 6.44).

Figure 6.44 Leonardo put more detail in the face to draw attention there. Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY.

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