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Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg

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BOTTLED REFLECTIONS Colored pencil on stonehenge paper . 6″ × 15″ (15cm × 38cm) Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Pizzarelli

 

CHAPTER 7

REFLECTIONS

WITH REFLECTIONS AND GLASS OUR TENDENCY IS TO DRAW WHAT WE THINK IS THERE. WE KNOW that we’re drawing a glass, so we show the outline, and sometimes even shade the glass trying to get it to look just like we imagine it should look. It is so much more effective to skip the outline, and instead draw what we actually do see. Through glass, we see objects distorted, shadows and maybe reflected light. When we draw what we see, instead of trying to draw what we think is there, our brain will fill in the ...

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