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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Grapes

Drawing is a coordination of mind, eye, and hand—what you think and see is reproduced by the action of your hand. The more you practice, the better your work will be.

When learning to draw, it is best to begin with familiar subjects, such as fruit, that have simple shapes and are easy to obtain. Always use models for drawing—either the objects themselves or good quality photographs of them. This way, you will develop fine observation skills, and it’s much easier than trying to draw from memory or imagination.

To sketch a group of identical objects, such as these grapes, use an HB pencil to block in an area to establish the size and shape of the whole group, as shown in step A. Then draw guidelines to divide the group into sections, and ...

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