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The Structure Method


Let's draw this
PERFUME BOTTLE.

But, don't begin just yet.
 
Be sure you have a sheet of unlined paper, a pencil,
and an eraser handy. Then, follow along with me.
     
Step 1. Study the figure. Observe that it consists of two shapes.
Simplify them in your mind by pretending they are made with STRAIGHT lines.
 
     
Step 2. Continuing to study the simplified figure,
concentrate only the LARGE shape (shown in solid gray).
As you can tell, the overall span (length and width) happens
to be fairly equal and fits into a square.
 
     
Step 3. LIGHTLY draw a square near the center of your paper.
Make all four sides closely equal in length and not tilting.
 
     
Step 4. Study only the large shape again (gray).
Observe that from mid-point, the sides angle in
about one quarter distance.
 
     
Step 5. Estimate the mid-point of each side of YOUR square
and lightly mark the location with dots (A). In phase B, sub-divide
ONLY the TOP and BOTTOM halves of your square with dots. This
will locate the QUARTER distances. Next, lightly connect your dots
with four lines (C). Then, erase your excess lines as shown (D).
 
     
Step 6. Study the SMALLER shape. Observe that it sits on
the larger shape, even with the top. If we stacked the smaller shape
four times, we would see together they equal the height of the larger
shape. That means the smaller shape is ONE QUARTER the height of
the larger shape.
 
     
Step 7. Estimate the ONE QUARTER height of YOUR smaller
shape by comparing it to YOUR larger shape. Indicate the quarter
distance by placing dots above the top corners of your larger shape.
Then, LIGHTLY form YOUR smaller shape with 3 lines as shown.
 
     
Step 8. Itís time to add the 4 curves. Using the example
already showing the curves, add YOURS one-by-one. Then, erase
your unwanted straight lines and presto!
 
 
 
See how easy drawing is when you construct your picture
step-by-step in stages? This basic method and many,
many more secrets await you in the exciting self teaching
DRAWING MAGIC Guidebooks.
 
 
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