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Five Basic Skills of Drawing

blairthornburgh:

One: the perception of edges
Two: the perception of spaces
Three: the perception of relationships
Four: the perception of lights and shadows
Five: the perception of the whole, or gestalt 

This is a practical set of steps for learning to draw, but also good metaphorical advice for creating anything. What bounds a thing? Where is it? What is it near? What gives it depth? What makes it all hang together?