Saturday, July 3, 2010

Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

I just got my new and revised, expanded and updated copy of Betty Edwards' wonderful classic, "Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain". Betty says learning to draw is like learning to drive or ride a bike. Once it's learned, we don't have to think about it. I decided to go through the book and do the whole class again. (It has been a while.) The first steps are:

1. Draw a self portrait.




2. Draw a person from memory
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3. Draw your own hand.

Here are my attempts. I did all three in under an hour. I imagine we'll be drawing the same subjects again at the end of the course, with lots of improvement, no doubt! The person from memory is Zack Arias, a photographer who I've been watching on video in an online lighting workshop from Creative Techs. Zack Arias' three day seminar and all the Creative Techs courses are out of this world!