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Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Rick Parks, Carrie Stuart Parks

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So the Problem Is…

Why haven’t you been able to draw up to this point? The usual response is that you’re not an artist or that you lack the talent. Actually, if you can’t draw it’s probably because you never truly learned how. Drawing is like reading, a skill learnable by almost everyone. Some people end up loving to read, maybe even writing books, while others can barely get through an e-mail. In each case, the fundamental ability to read is there. The only difference is how much you enjoy (and therefore practice) the task.

To understand why it’s difficult for many people to draw well naturally, we are going to look at how our brains work (or ...

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