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Drawing: Part II


Take a look at the following image:

Could you draw that? I suspect that just about anyone could draw a line that looked reasonably similar to it.

How about this one?

A little more difficult, but I still believe that almost anyone could come very close to drawing lines that looked like these.

Now here's the thing - these are taken from a larger picture that I've broken up into squares. This is the entire composite:

If I removed the grid, it might seem harder to you to freehand draw it. But broken into a grid, it appears much easier. In fact, I suspect that if I left the grid in place, most people would see their way to a step-by-step, or should I say square-by-square, approach to draw this woman.

If I had started by asking you to draw the woman shown below, and you didn't believe that you had any skill in drawing, you might have balked.

But if you know of a method that allows you to get there, line by line and step by step, you could then believe it.

Here she is "painted," or colored in from the wireframe squares image shown above.

If you had painted such a picture of her, how would you feel about your talent?

Painting isn't about talent. It's about knowing the process and then doing it. It's my opinion that anyone can draw and/or paint. Those who wish they could but don't think that they can just need to know how.


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Tags: painting | drawing
by Brett Rogers, 4/9/2005 6:17:44 PM


Wow. That's a bit of an inspiration, there. I've always felt that I'd never in a million years be able to draw people or complex objects. I'll add it to my life list of stuff to learn.



Posted by Kris (Random), 4/12/2005 2:35:13 PM

I hope you do, Kris! Let me know if try your hand at it :)



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 4/13/2005 4:28:36 AM

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