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Your Artist's Brain by Carl Purcell

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Drawing a COMPLEX SCENE

Have you ever avoided a complex subject like this because you felt overwhelmed? I have! Don't let complexity keep you from enjoying a drawing activity. The only thing that can get hurt is your ego.

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A subject like this can seem daunting at first, but seeing past the details to the bigger value patterns will simplify it into an enjoyable drawing.

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1 Find the Value Pattern

Squint until you only see the scene as divided into two basic values: all values from middle value and darker, and all the lighter ...

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