You may not know this, but drawing or painting from life is a completely different skill set than working from a photograph. 

Think about it for a minute.

When you work from photo reference, you are observing another two-dimensional image. 

When you work from life, you have to translate a three-dimensional object onto your paper or canvas, which is two-dimensional.

For this reason, I think it’s harder to do.

Thankfully, we can practice to improve.

Today I share 3 tips you can use to improve your life drawing skills:

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