VDL Categories: Art & Design
- Common exercise in drawing courses.
- Some specifics from
Betty Edwards, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook:
Guided Practice in the Five Basic Skills of Drawing, Jeremy P. Tarcher,
2002. ISBN: 1585421952. p. 27
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Putnam Publishing
Group; Rev&Expand edition, 1999. ISBN: 0874774241.
- Basic drawing skills are essential
for recording and conveying visual objects and scenes. tba.
Interactive multimedia software
Examples of relevant applications of the module content
- Draw your hand again (as in pre-instruction drawing).
- But do NOT look at your paper
at all while drawing.
- Start anywhere on your "hand"
and keep the pencil down until the 5 minutes are up.
- Draw only lines--do not try to
shade in areas. Your pencil trail is like that of an ant crawling over your
had. Don't "go" anywhere without leaving a trace.
- Short pauses (once or twice during
the 5 minute period) may be used to look at the paper and reposition the pencil.
- The goal is to two-fold:
- disengage the judgmental
tendency of the mind by preventing access to the drawing in progress.
This relieves stress and lets one focus on drawing, not self-commentary.
- record the act of seeing
and control what is seen and when by exploring a complex form sequentially
with a simple line.
- Notice how your line is used to "see" the edges of a form as well
as the internal wrinkles and other shifts in surface angle.
Level of attention and focus as evidenced in
detail and completness of drawing. "Realism" of overall picture
not a criterio.