During the observation unit, I learned that everything in life is composed of lines and negative space. In order to master realism, you must focus on the lines, not replicating the object. I learned that stored symbols are hard to work past, but turning the object upside down allows you to really draw what you see. To make an observational work accurate, you have to focus on the detail of the actual object and all the textures. I used observation in my art to not only make my piece recognizeable, but also to learn more about the person I was drawing. Knowing the fundamental structure of my friend made me more able to know how to warp him while still maintaining his humanity.
I used what I learned about observation to really hone in on all of the little details of the human face and hair. In addition, I used observation to make a piece that what realistic. Observation improved my abilities to express and modify detail.