Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Right-Brain Shift

"The right brain perceives and processes visual information, 
in the way one needs to see in order to draw, 
and the left brain perceives in ways that seem 
to interfere with drawing. 
An individual's ability to draw is... the ability to shift to a
different-from-ordinary way of processing visual information 
- to shift from verbal, analytic processing 
to spatial, global processing." 
~ Betty Edwards

I am finding that my left-brain mode is still getting in the way of my seeing. I am still pretty rusty and the "ALL IMPORTANT RIGHT BRAIN SHIFT" comes and goes, so I decided to do some blind contour this morning. Although it doesn't produce a good drawing, it is one of the exercises that really helps with seeing. I am not going to go into lots of details about it this morning, because you can find out more about it by clicking on previous posts here. There are so many tips and exercises on this blog. All you have to do is click on the subject in the side bar or type it into the search bar to find LOTS of resources for honing your skills.

I suggest searching topics such as blind contour, gesture drawing, upside down drawing exercise, face vase exercise and Betty Edwards and following the many links provided here for your enrichment.
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Happy Creating My Friends!


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