Book study: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Day 1-3)

On 28 February, 2013 by eraza

Hey again,

Been a bit quiet, reason for which is I received a book I had ordered the other day and I have now started reading it!

It’s called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” and is written by Betty Edwards. It was recommended to me by a friend of mine, who told me it may help me see and observe better.

Observation being my most recurring general flaw when it comes to art I thought I may give it a shot.

The book talks about how the human brain is divided into two halves, the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. The author then explains that the left hemisphere is the one mainly ‘in control’ being the verbal and analytical part of the brain, whereas the right hemisphere is subordinate and most often dormant. Unfortunately the right hemisphere is the one which most easily observes and understands, so the author tries to teach the reader how to silence the left side of the brain while accessing the right.

I really want to focus on this book and hopefully learn from it, so my regular schedule will be put aside for the sake of reading this book for an unspecified amount of time.

Below are the first couple of exercises I have done:

Day 1 - Person from memory

Day 1 – Person from memory

Day 1 - Self-portrait

Day 1 – Self portrait

Day 1 - Own hand

Day 1 – Own hand

Day 1 - Vace-Face

Day 2 – Vase-face profile exercise

Day 3 - Upside down drawing #1

┬áDay 2 & 3 – Upside down exercise #1

Day 2 & 3 - Upside down drawing #1 right side up

Day 2 & 3 – Upside down drawing #1 right side up

More to follow!

 

-Mathias

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