April 2, 2010
Draw what you see, not what you know
There is no better example of this limitation than when an artist goes to draw a face of a type he or she is not familiar with. Yes, I am talking about someone who is a different "race" than you. Unless you grew up in a very diverse environment, most of the people around you looked like you, and were the same race as you. And it would be reasonable to say that is what you know.
If you've ever felt this limitation, I say, forget what you know. Look. Find faces to look at - most people have one, and they are everywhere. Find reference images on the internet.
Let what you see guide you.
"Two-Legged Thinking" copyright Joel Weldon and Associates.
Posted by Brad Hall