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    Taking on the Beast known as... The Natural Way To Draw

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    Watch me attempt to slay the Monster-of-a-Task of completing Nicolaide's book entitled, "The Natural Way to Draw." Please feel free to leave any comments or advice as I would appreciate helpful feedback. Now to go sharpen my sword... I mean... pencil...

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    The book that tested my patience and made me realize how much discipline I lacked. I'll probably give it another shot soon. Good luck to you, brave soul!

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    Schedule 1A

    Nicolaides starts the book with a very heavy influence on the concept of "seeing." He states that, "Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see- to see correctly- and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye."
    When I first started to draw, I thought that the fact of progressing faster is was solely a product of repetition. I later found out that understanding has to be there as well. The contours are done blind (my favorite) which helps you deepen the understanding of the form that you are drawing. I found that after doing these, my mind was very calm and focused... no 5-hour energy required!


    Here's schedule 1A:
    30min Contour
    30min Contour
    15min Contour
    30min Contour
    1 Hour Contour

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    I did about a week on this then flopped for some reason. Post more soon!

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