DRAWING TIPS – by Karen de Verteuil
- Be sure to look at the subject, not at the paper, while drawing.
- Practice drawing using something with unfamiliar shapes – A Congo pepper or a slice of tomato – being careful to copy exactly what you see and NOT what your verbal side tricks you into ‘seeing’.
- Check your negative spaces for accuracy. The drawing will fall into place like pieces of a puzzle.
I have highlighted some negative spaces on the drawing below to demonstrate my point. You will find that a more complicated subject is actually easier to draw.
“I HAVE LEARNED THAT WHAT I HAVE NOT DRAWN, I HAVE NEVER REALLY SEEN, AND THAT WHEN I START DRAWING AN ORDINARY THING, I REALIZE HOW EXTRAORDINARY IT IS” Frederick Franck