Eyeballing is a very usefull and necessary technique to be able to spot differences between the reference and your artwork. As a child I loved to make these ‘spot the differences’ games that were printed in magazines. The more difficult the better.
And so it is with your art training at home. I guess I won’t have to explain in detail how this works. Just stand back enough to see the reference and your drawing at one glance and then compare – eyes to the left, eyes to the right, eyes to the left, eyes to the right … and so on.
We learn easily by playing games, so here are ‘spot the difference’ games for you to learn while playing:
Can you spot the differences in this Bargue drawing?