Optical VS Symbolic Seeing
These introductory activities to the concept of Optical vs Symbolic seeing focus mainly on sharpening observation skills. Any time an artist draws from real life subjects/objects, she/he is looking at the subject and is trying to replicate what is there in three dimensions onto a two dimensional surface using marks of some sort. Learning to see seems easy enough, yet it is more of a challenge than most people think. The challenge has to do with how we think about what we see.