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Sketching People by Jeff Mellern

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INTRODUCTION

Every artist dreams of sitting in a café, opening a sketchbook and being able to capture the characters and beauty we experience in everyday life. For the visual artist, a sketchbook can become a personal journal that not only depicts his or her experiences but also is a private place to produce new ideas and develop technical skill. Unfortunately, sketchbook drawing can be a frustrating experience without a logical procedure for capturing a world that is constantly in motion.

While practicing drawing in an art studio has the advantage of a controlled environment, giving the artist the ability to rein in the subject to his or her desire, drawing from life requires a more reflexive approach to quickly capture and interpret the real ...

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