I had the fantastic pleasure of attending artist Julie T. Chapman's (www.julietchapman.com) workshop in Kalispell, Montana last year. One of the things she discussed with us during that "art boot camp" was the "5 foundation elements to a work of art." They are:
Drawing doesn't apply if the work is abstract. Color doesn't apply if the work is monochrome.
You can practice at my website www.angelinemarie.net or any art website you choose.