|Compare the basic elements of drawing. What are these you might ask? Well let's list them.
Look at the two drawings closely. Analyze the drawings based on the items listed previously. Don't just look at the drawing on a surface level but go deeper into the other artists thought process. This comparison must be relentless and ruthless in it's scrutiny. Don't go easy on yourself, be honest. If you ignore the flaws in your drawing, you're only hurting yourself. You'll never correct the mistakes and thus, artistically youll remain in the same place. This is a never ending process. As you get better, you set a higher standard for yourself. You begin to see areas in your last drawings that could be made stronger.
As you begin to draw, your thought process must change. Think about what is different between the drawings. If your drawing is flat looking, begin using perspective. Familiarize yourself with the basic principles of one and two-point perspective and relate them to your individual drawing. Ask yourself questions as you draw, "What is my point of view?" "Where is my vanishing point or points?"
It is through this type of rigorous thought process that our drawings will improve. We seem to do this with other activities. If you fall off your bike, for instance,don't you stop automatically stop and think, "Hey, why did that happen? What did I do wrong? Oh, I see now, well I won't do that again." The point is you try your hardest to define your mistake, in order to avoid doing the same thing again. Why? Because we do what no other animal is capable of doing: we think and reason.
This is the key point . . .
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