Lesson 1 - Learning to See and Draw

Use observation for accurate reproduction at equal, larger or smaller sizes.When beginning to learn how to draw, you must first learn to correctly "see" what is around you. You must train your eyes to see what is really there-not what you “think” is there. This process is called observation. Observation is the process by which you closely study a subject that you want to draw. In learning to observe a subject and to use various reproduction tools, you will be able to accurately draw as well as to create enlargements or reductions of your subject. While working through the activities in the textbooks, you will learn to visually study your subjects and to develop your hand-eye coordination.