Simplifying References First = Better Practice – Kenzo
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To draw a figure successfully requires simultaneous use of lots of different skills: simplifying the structure, finding the gesture, establishing the proportions and understanding the values in terms of simpler shapes. It’s useful to find ways to practise each skills separately, just like an athlete would do various drills or exercises.
This video shows you one way to create skill specific life drawing exercises for yourself by modifying references. You can first draw your simplifications right onto the references, and then draw them.
Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments!