The Importance of Line: The Value of a Picture Plane


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Why use a picture plane?

So what I'm going to do is have a quick analysis of your upside down drawing. You'll find on the first top section you did is usually very accurate. But as soon as you reveal a lower section, your left brain tries to tell you what it thinks it's seeing. So for this particular study it was those last two lines. Those were the two where my brain could start to see that there was a definitely a face there. So every time I'm trying to draw a line in this lower section, I'm fighting against my brain trying to tell me, that it thinks it knows what it is, it knows what a nose looks like.

It knows what a pair of lips looks like so it tries to help me out by guiding my line. So when you first do an upside-down drawing, concentrate on it and putting the paper down. I'm sure you'll get to an area where your head, you feel your head kind of moving to the side. You're always trying to look at it the right way up. It's really frustrating if you look at an upside-down image and can&#...

Why use a picture plane?
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