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1What you know and what you see are two extremely different things You know an object bends in a particular fashion however the way the individual object is positioned possibly will not exhibit the bend you know it makes In fact the bend may look like a totally straight line You know from experience the seat on the chair is a square You sat on many chairs youve seen many chairs But when that particular chair is put a certain angle you will not see the seat of the chair as a square You will try to draw the seat of the chair as a square because you know from the many chairs you have seen that its square But when you draw it youll notice that something is wrong something is out of proportion So when you really look at it youll see that it is straight line not an angled square shape To override the tendency of drawing what you know instead of what you see you have to stop look at the object itself and start look at the whole compositions as shapes And you have to compare them to one another How does this shape angle with this shape What is the distance between this shape and this shape Its all about comparing different pieces of the composition For example when we were drawing the still life we had to compare different pieces of the stiff life to one another Also when we drew the peculiarly placed chairs many of us had the tendency to draw what we knew instead of what we saw 2When you look at a drawing you look at the whole and bits and pieces at the same time Like you look at this bit of the drawing compared to the whole drawing How does this line compare to this line Also you cant look at the picture as part of the picture like this is the
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