How to digitise a drawing

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While it is true that some of us are more practised at drawing than others, anyone can draw and you don’t need to create Rembrandtian masterpieces to communicate a point. In fact, simplified caricatures are recognised more easily than photos. Psychologists Christopher Chabris and Stephen Kosslyn believe the mental images we form in our minds actually match caricatures better then fully rendered images, because our minds emphasise what is different about an object and de-emphasises similarities. This is why cartoons are effective.
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