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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks

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SHADE TOOLS Values/Lines

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Now we will delve into the deep, inner psychology of art, asking the age-old question, “What is a line?” When you draw, you usually start with lines to tell you where you are on the paper and where the edges of various items occur. Beyond algebra and other math applications, you have probably never thought any more about lines. Your brain, however, loves lines and will lie to you about them.

It’s true. In chapter two, you learned that the mind places everything into patterns of perception, memorizes that pattern and uses that pattern instead of the reality of what is actually present in the photo. Your mind figures it ...

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