Front cover image for The new drawing on the right side of the brain

The new drawing on the right side of the brain

Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills. This work is based on the premise that the left and right hemispheres of the brain process information in very different ways. In essence, the 'left brain' is logical, rational using words to describe concepts and able to manipulate abstract ideas, numbers and the concept of time. The right brain, in contrast, takes a holistic approach, sensing relationships and patterns, tends to be intuitive and irrational, and has no sense of time. The book includes many drawing exercises, including 'upside down drawing', 'blind contour' and 'modified contour' drawing. A chapter is devoted to negative space drawing. The author identifies the components of the drawing process as five perceptions: edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the perception of the whole (gestalt)
Print Book, English, ©1999
2nd rev. ed View all formats and editions
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York, ©1999
xxv, 291 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
9780874774191, 9780874774245, 0874774195, 0874774241
Drawing and the art of bicycle riding
Drawing exercises : one step at a time
Your brain : the right and left of it
Crossing over : experiencing the shift from left to right
Drawing on memories : your history as an artist
Getting around your symbol system : meeting edges and contours
Perceiving the shape of a space : the positive aspects of negative space
Relationships in a new mode : putting sighting in perspective
Facing forward : portrait drawing with ease
Value of logical lights and shadows
Drawing on the beauty of color
Zen of drawing : drawing out the artist within
Afterword : is beautiful handwriting a lost art?
Rev. and expanded ed. of: Drawing on the right side of the brain. 1993