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Observational drawing

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The presentation provides a range of examples of how artists have used drawing in different ways as part of their practice, and how varied the purposes and means of drawing can be. From contemporary to historical practice, the examples are intended to stimulate discussion and demonstrate to students how experimental and exploratory they can be. You can use the presentation as an introduction unprotects involving drawing and recording.

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Once my students saw how effective the grid method was for creating an accurate portrait, I distributed this homemade handout to show them how they could get similar results without the grid by using sighting techniques.

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This article contains list of tips for high school art students who are looking to improve the realism of their drawings.

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We had another SketchCrawl just over a week ago: this time we went to Huddersfield for the day. I was hoping for warm weather, as I really fancied drawing outside, but unfortunately it was decidedly chilly, with a bitter wind. Our first stop was drawing in and around the station. It's a lovely old building but, what with the cold and the unlucky timing (we discovered the whole facade was covered in scaffolding) a few of us headed back into the station to draw on the platforms. This is the…

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