I find these reminders particularly helpful when drawing a portrait. Basically…

  • find the most prominent lines and angles in the subject
  • capture basic shapes and shadows
  • rely mostly on squinty vision to constantly relate the first two to one another

These fundamental reminders are gold! Not being conscious of these when drawing is like forgetting to have proper breathing techniques when running a marathon. Sometimes you don’t think you need reminding but when you get it, all of the sudden you feel yourself adjust and notice an improvement. 🙂