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Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Rick Parks, Carrie Stuart Parks

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Site

Site refers to the general location of the different elements of your subject on the paper. Tied to this concept is the idea of proportion or scale, which involves making those elements the correct size in relation to each other. For most artists, the drawing starts here. Once you’ve figured out how everything will fit, you can go about the business of developing the details.

Many artists get caught up with using only one technique to find the sites or locations of the parts of their subject. The grid method, for example, is a popular technique in which you divide a photograph of your subject into a grid of equally sized boxes that corresponds ...

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