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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 201 ART 101

Drawing What You See

MOVING BEYOND WHAT YOU IMAGINE

 

Although it’s not something we think about consciously, humans have stylized ideas of what every object looks like, and we often translate this to our drawings and paintings. For example, we might draw a face with circles for eyes and a triangle for the nose. However, once we learn to really observe an object, we find that our ideas can interfere with our ability to render realistically. Below are a few exercises to help you draw what you really see instead of what you think you see.

 

Negative Space Drawing

 

This exercise forces you to draw only the negative space ...

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