Sometimes you aren’t seeing what’s in front of you, but instead you’re seeing a model of what you believe is in front of you.
We all know what a stick figure tree looks like. Two lines for the trunk and a little cloud-like shape on top. The thing is, if you are drawing an actual tree, that’s not what it will look like.
The same goes for people’s faces, buildings, chairs, flowers and more.
Before you draw, you must first recognize what you’re truly seeing.