People don’t see detail like a camera, and yet as a scribe detail is penultimate. We anticipate what we think we should see therefore we miss things. Our logical brain gets in our own way.
My first SCA art teacher, M. Gillian of Dragonsley, showed me a way around this, at least for my then novice brain. To draw an image from a picture, she had me turn my source image upside down. It worked.
This trick stopped my brain from identifying objects and helped me see scenes as collections of lines, shadows, and shapes. My drawing improved dramatically. Without this trick, I was only drawing image icons, not the item itself.
Since then I've discovered other tricks to help improve my drawing. These include
not naming the item I'm drawing
closing one eye
drawing the negative space
turning my source picture upside down
How you see the detail in an image you want to recreate is important. With practice, you will learn to see more and more detail.
When painting a recent scroll I snapped some pictures that included missing lines. See if you can find them. It's a game called "What's missing?" like we did as a kid.