Most of the observation exercises here are designed to help you develop your drawing accuracy.
Accuracy is supremely important. This series of exercises will stretch your core accuracy skills – your ability to judge relationships and get detail right whilst keeping awareness of the whole.
Drawing accuracy may not be be a very glamorous skill to develop. But developing your accuracy will probably have more effect on your progress than anything else.
As well as accuracy, it teaches you the focus and patience you need to really look at your subject, and to work methodically and in a relaxed way, without rushing. This is the most useful lesson we learn from practising accuracy, because it translates into everything we do.
Simple Sight Size Practice
This is a fairly simple introduction to sight size drawing. You’ll need an easel for this one. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour and will help you develop your shape drawing accuracy.