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observational drawing

by JuliannaKunstler.com

GALLERY

STEPS

Analyze the forms.

Compare them.

Answer questions:

Which one is bigger, closer, more complex?

Find the "end points" - the highest / lowest / most right / most left.

Lay them out on a pice of paper.

Roughly outline each piece.

Constrain proportions.

Break large shapes into smaller parts.

Compare and reference the proportions.

Continue breaking the shapes into smaller details.

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Shade all shaded parts. Define the light side and the dark side.

No need for details at this point.

Add drop shadows.

Remember how they work - darker next to the object, then fading.

No outlines! Work with edges!!!

Now that you have all important pieces in place - you can start on individual pieces.

Use small strokes.

Take your time.

Mistakes:

1. Outlines! Get rid of them!!

Use edges!

2. Too dark

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