Following the real shapes that we are seeing

How do I learn to draw the real shapes that I am seeing?

When we try and draw a picture there is a part of brain that is always telling us how things should be. It tells us what shape we should be drawing so that the drawing is identifiable to other people, it always thinks that it knows best. This part of our brain is great for other things such as identifying objects and recognising our friends faces, but when it comes to drawing it is nearly always wrong. It is exactly this part of our brain that misleads us when we are trying to draw an object. Instead of following what we are seeing, it will lead us astray with made up shapes that don’t follow reality.

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Your first tips and tricks…

Art Lesson Tips and Tricks

Hi and Welcome to Art Lessons online. This is the first of many blog posts to come, I’ve set up these tips and Tricks posts to help you to grow your drawing and painting skills. Whether you are an absolute beginner still drawing stick figures or someone with advanced skills that you want to develop further, I’ll be posting regularly with heaps of drawing and painting tips and tricks that I have learned along my own artistic journey.

As an artist, we are always growing our knowledge and techniques through learning and experimenting…and it never stops. I’ve setup this site to share information with you so that we can all develop our art skills as we are going along. While there are so many things that I want to teach you and share with you, I’m also hoping that my own skills and ideas will grow from the development of this site. Thats right, through posts and replies from you all, I’m hoping that we can all share new techniques and artistic experiences that everyone can learn from, including myself.

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