A Secret Helper....

by Karen M Berisford
(Derbyshire, UK)

Drawing animals or portraits and unsure if the features are right?


Take the image and look at it through a mirror to compare it with the photograph you are working from. The mirror image will point out errors on the Artwork that are not noticeable to the human eye and allows you to correct it.

I have used this method for many years on ALL my pieces of Artwork regardless of subject. As I am a Traditional Artist it is important to me that my work is 'spot on' or as close to.

It's a great way of adapting the image before it's too late to erase the mistake.

Best of Luck and have fun!

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How to see your art
by: Anonymous

taking a picture with your camera also works

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Thanks for sharing.
by: Toni-Marie Kronstrom

Appreciated your information about the "mirroe image". I love to do portraiture and I have heard that this was a good bit of information. I haven't tried it yet, but I intend to do so in the future. Anything that can help with accuracy, because protraiture must be very exact in order to capture the likeness.
Toni-Marie Kronstrom.

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mirror imaging
by: Angel24

I also use mirror to check if my pictures are accurate and/or evenly drawn,it's amazing how the reflected image shows erors sometimes so obvious it's unbelievable that the eye missed them!!But-I think it's the best way to produce truly accurate images.

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