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– why aren’t you a real egg (like he is)?

be an egg

be an egg- 1st attempt

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do you think that if I removed my mask, would there be anything left? He asked.

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I once thought of a project about “one emotion a day” expressed in photographs. Don’t worry that would not happen- too lazy for it:)

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The title should actually read, drawing a horse (only). And not quite on the right side (of the brain). Certainly upside-down (not of the brain).

Yes again.

I’m continuing with the tasks from Betty Edwards‘ book “Drawing on the right side of the brain“.upside down horse

The technique I’ve first started with is copying an up-side-down drawing (see here for more). It is supposed to “cheat” your brain. So instead of drawing what you think you see you’re drawing what you’re actually seeing.

In other words, using this technique, you should be able to draw more accurate, closer to reality, more precise, more visual, like an artist… Ok, I’ll stop. I know you’ve got it: applying this technique you should be able to draw better. It’s starting to sound like a shampoo ad:” turn the drawing you want to copy up-side-down, draw it and go”.

However, as you’ve probably guessed it, theory is neater than the practice.

Cause what I’ve surprised myself doing after a while was sort of turning the respective drawing up side right… in my head…

Miss Edwards will probably argue that that is precisely the idea… that in time your visual abilities will get so developed that no cheating of the brain would be needed anymore… your visual abilities would be great anyways…

Well well.

Let’s get to the subject:

upside down horse

What was this week drawing?

A horse. You’ve guessed it yet again.

See the original above (photographed from Miss Edwards’ book)

And below my upside-down, right brained (i.e. visual) copy of it.

You’d notice that my horse is rather bulky.

It’s actually balky. With more personality.

Hug you all and have a great week!

 

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December last year, during one of the dark cold evenings, it stroke me that I was writing without having actually anything to share.

first drawing on the right side of the brain (after Picasso's Portrait of Igor Stravinksy)

first drawing on the right side of the brain (after Picasso’s Portrait of Igor Stravinksy)

I was writing because I was hoping you to read me and sort of fill the gap of my nothingness to share.

Sort of “I’m giving you some empty boxes. But please, pleeeeaaase pretend that they are filled with something”. Of value.  Preferably.

But it doesn’t really work that way, does it?

Empty boxes are just empty boxes. Better spare myself the wrapping time.

Which I sort of did for this long while.

But I’ve been missing you and I’m happy the spring is back here. And that I’ve got some new little projects in my mind that I want to share with you.

The first one is learning to draw. And I’ve started with a book on “drawing on the right side of the brain” by Betty Edwards.

It’s quite something to see what you’re able to do when you:

1) find some time to do what you want to do;

2) don’t expect anything;

3) see things as they are instead of how you think they are suppose to be. In this respect, giving some consideration to the right side of the brain may help.

Have a look at the drawing above. It’s an upside-down drawing. Which means that I did the drawing while looking at a copy of the original which was printed upside down. My drawing was therefore also made upside down. I’ve only turned it right side up at the very end. That helped me switch my rational part of the brain off and activate more the visual part (the right side of the brain). That made me “un-aware” of what I was really doing (besides simply copying the lines I was seeing on the upside down copy). The outcome … you can see by yourself . I’m quite happy of it, as you can sense.

If you wish, give it a go. Turn any drawing upside-down and copy the lines you see.

Have fun!

And if you feel, share the outcome with me.

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