Thursday, January 7, 2010

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Day Two

Day Two of Drawing Lessons with Brother Bear....

In an attempt to get us to shut off the analytical, language-oriented left brain, and get into the right-brain groove, Edwards instructed us to copy a line drawing by Picaso, viewed upside-down. The drawing is upside-down in the book, and we were supposed to draw it exactly as we saw it, working hard not try to identify each part we were drawing. Believe it or not, it came out way better upside-down that it would if I had try to do it right-side-up. And, that's pretty much the point of the exercise; get ye self out of ye way, brain, and let ye draw better!

Upside-down line drawing.


  1. I learned to draw using this book back eons ago when I took art lessons in high school. Must have paid off... I got my bachelor of fine art degree with an emphasis in drawing and painting! I still use this book to teach my classes at MAFA. It's a very good resource. The other one I like is Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes. Good luck and have fun!