Getting Some Distance on Your Work

Get up and look at your work from a distance, with fresh eyes. Don't hesitate to go back and fix something. Work patiently—it is your drawing.

As you work, be alert (the world needs more alerts). See the lines, tones, textures, and detail begin to work together.

Determine if your work is getting to be all one tone with little contrast. You can change your tonal range in a number of ways, including:

Lightening the lights Darkening the darks

Darkening the main lines in the contour line Erasing out part of the texture or tone to just suggest it

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