One of the problems in teaching young people to draw is the skill of looking. We glance at a thing and recognize what it is and then draw the subject but it is not the one we looked at it is that one and the inventory of all the others we have seen stored in our memory. The details of the one that we are drawing are lost because we are not drawing it we are drawing on of it.
In class we remind ourselves to "Look at the thing you are drawing as much as you look at the drawing of the thing."
We use our own non dominate hand as our subject with the emphasis of observing the uniqueness of that hand. In a sense the students have seen that hand every day of their lives but now they are to really look at it, and try to recreate as many details of that one hand as possible.
Before we draw the hand we have a general review of the hand and it's shapes, and form.
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