Brenda Hoddinott   Comment Posted Dec.15th, 2012, viewed 135 times

Hi Monica!

You've done well - the second one is very nicely rendered. And I see a huge improvement in your ability to draw neatly rendered contour lines! :o)


I'd like to share a technique for making all your future drawings more accurate.

You (and almost everybody) have a natural ability to be able to tell when a picture on your wall is tilted - and you instinctively know when you have straightened it. What you are doing is so intuitive that you may not even realize how you do this. Well, you do this by comparing the edges of the picture to the vertical and horizontal edges of walls and other horizontal and vertical objects close by. :o)

This skill is called horizontal and vertical comparisons. I have demonstrated this technique a couple of times, but not in detail. This technique is so important that you will need to use it in almost every drawing you ever do! :o)

Please see image.

Please download and print this image. Place it somewhere that you can easily refer to before you begin all drawings in this course.

Practice drawing more symmetrical designs and faces and vases by using this technique. Don't expect to understand it all right away - but once you do understand this process, you will be drawing everything more accurately. Then you are on your way toward becoming an extraordinary artist!

To download this image:

1. Choose the size you want in the upper right of your computer screen and click it.
You will see three options: large, medium, or small presented in order from large to small. The biggest file size is the best quality and is the first choice. In this example, the biggest file size is 1800x1810.
Sizes 1800x1810 | 640x644 | 119x120

2. A new window will open showing this file.

3. Right click on the image and a drop down menu will open.

4. Choose and click on “Save image as...”.

5. Your computer will open a folder to save the image.

6. If you don’t want this folder, you can choose a different one in the upper navigation bar.

7. Type a name in “File name:”

8. Choose “JPEG image” from the drop down menu “Save as type:”

9. Click “SAVE” and you can then open the image to view or print it.


In response to image:

monniemoon Dec.12th, 2012
Image added to Drawing on Your Brain: RC102:1 Training Your Brain:

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