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Drawing: In Reference to Your . . .

Okay, I have to admit it: I’m not so crazy about this artist’s girly subject matter, but . . . I’m putting up with it because he has one very good tip on this video and his demonstration is instructive.

So, that’s my disclaimer.

His tip is that if you are right-handed, you should concentrate on drawing from the left (vice versa for lefties). This will allow you to see what you have drawn as you try to detect reference points with what you are going to draw.

And, the instructive parts of the video are all about seeing those reference points between lines and shapes in the original as you try to recreate the lines and shapes in your drawing.



A lot of teachers show students how to block in shapes, but I think there’s a bit of assumption about the lines of those shapes, that somehow the lines will just “automagically” be where they should be.

If that works for you, that’s great. But it it doesn’t, I think the lessons on reference in this video could be a big help.

I hope that all makes sense, but — if not — I’m sure it’s just me.

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