The Right Side of the Brain

I’m turning to “Drawing on The Right Side of the Brain”, first. published in 1979. Exercise One is a self portrait. So I sit with a mirror and transfer what I see; the shape, lines, and shadows, onto a blank page of heavyweight cartridge paper using a jumbo 8B pencil. The exercise continues with a person from memory, and my hand. But I’m tired after this. And a bit perturbed by this character looking back at me. It’s one to show the therapist perhaps?


The exercise continues with a person from memory, and my hand. But I’m tired after this. And a bit perturbed by this character looking back at me. It’s one to show the therapist I think?


The teacher proposes that we keep these three for reference at the end, to see how we have progressed. Fine. 

Exercise Two is to draw a vase mirror image and try to trick the brain into forgetting it’s two faces. 


Exercise three is to copy Picasso’s Stravinsky, but do it upside down. So. The following drawing was done upside-down:

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