Strategies to learn to draw

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  • 1. Strategies how to learn to Draw The Method of Betty Edwards “Drawing on the right side of the brain”
  • 2. Betty Edwards theory O Betty Edwards has used the terms L- Mode and R-Mode to designate two ways of knowing and seeing O the verbal, analytic mode and the visual, perceptual mode - no matter where they are located in the individual brain. O You are probably aware of these different characteristics.
  • 3. Theory L-mode/ R-mode O L-mode is a step-by- step style of thinking, using words, numbers and other symbols. O L-mode strings things out in sequences, like words in a sentence. O R-mode on the other hand, uses visual information and processes, not step-by-step, but all at once, like recognizing the face of a friend.
  • 4. Known Portraits Fig. 1 — Self Portrait of Picasso Fig. 2 – Portrait of Marylin Monroe, by Andy Warhol
  • 5. Visual shapes – with the outline Fig. 3 — Shapes of the Portrait Portrait of Picasso Fig. 4 – Shapes of the of Marylin Monroe
  • 6. L-mode/ R-mode O Most activities require both modes, each contributing its special functions, but a few activities require mainly one mode, without interference from the other. O Drawing is one of these activities.
  • 7. Fig. 5 — Vase/ Face exercise
  • 8. Strategies of training to draw Fig. 6 — Method to draw by square the line of the shape of the side face
  • 9. 3 Steps of the exercise Fig. 7 – Process to draw a portrait of side face – Lines, Shape, Shadows.
  • 10. One example to drawing up side down with lines Fig. 8 — Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), portrait of Igor Stravinsky. Paris, 24 de may de 1920
  • 11. The exercise with the figures up side down Fig. 9 — Portrait of Matisse the draw of up side down the portrait Fig. 10 – Result of
  • 12. Perception of the Form on a Space - the Positive aspects of the negative space: when the spaces assume forms
  • 13. Use one view finder to form the shape: Use the line of sight in the center to aim the object to draw on the paper
  • 14. The Global Skill of Drawing O What does a global skill mean? O Other global skills are reading, driving, learning to ride a bicycle etc. O Can you remember how difficult it was learning these skills?
  • 15. Learning to draw O Learning to draw follows the same process. O Just as once you had to learn the alphabet and how a sentence was constructed before you could learn to read… with drawing, if you learn the component perceptual skills of drawing you will be able to draw a perceived object. something you can see 'out there'.
  • 16. Perceptual Skills of Drawing O What are the Perceptual Skills of Drawing? O The perception of edges O The perception of spaces O The perception of relationships/proporcional O The perception of lights and shadows O The perception of the whole O The last one is a bonus as it just evolves out of learning the first four skills.
  • 17. Fig. 11 — Sketch books
  • 18. Practice drawing parts of your body – hand, feet's, or any object you like. Fig. 12 — Exercise – draw of hands – student, J.P. 2012
  • 19. “Never found anyone completely unable to learn how to draw” John Ruskin, XIX century
  • 20. Challenge: Vase/face
  • 21. Challenge: Portrait Faced down