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Your Artist's Brain by Carl Purcell

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CHAPTER 5

figure and ground RELATIONSHIPS

illustration

TIED UP IN BRIXHAM arrow Colored pencil and Conté crayon on plate bristol arrow 9″ × 11″ (23cm × 28cm)

The visual world is a complex tapestry of value relationships. Fortunately, it's not beyond the scope of our powers of observation — and good drawings are records of intense observation. Discovering these complexities through drawing is a wonderful experience. When you really look at the world around you in ...

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