Exercise 2: Upside-Down Sketching

Upside-down sketching is another method that can be used to improve your sketching ability. In this technique you take a photograph of a recognisable object, such as a chair, and turn it upside-down before sketching it. By turning it upside-down you can concentrate on the shape and form of the object, allowing you to create a better sketch. Figure 2.18 is a photograph of a table that is upsode-down. Carefully sketch the outline of the object by concentrating on the geometry or form and not the names of the parts, such as legs or feet. By doing so you will be able to create a more accurate sketch of the object. The sketch can be broken down even further by partially covering it with another sheet of paper and periodically reveal more of the image as the sketch progresses.

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