verb (used with object)simplified, simplifying.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier:
to simplify a problem.
You need to look at your observational drawings and your design elements.
Look at shape, form, line, pattern, texture.
Look for outside shapes, repeats, straight lines and curves, symmetry.
Again, you can use any media that you choose to draw with (pencil, coloured pencil, paint, pastel etc)
On these examples, photographs of the actual objects are included on the pages too.