How to improve in drawing?

approx. reading time: 3 mins

1. How to improve in drawing - something from theory

Why can’t I draw exactly what I see in front of me? Surely talent plays a part or simply not enough time to perfect it? Just thinking about it is wrong. You just have to switch off when you draw. And that’s one of the things that makes drawing so difficult. This is because we’ve all learned in everyday life to put a lot more strain on the left hemisphere of the brain, which sends us an idea of what it sees in front of us and what it thinks it should look like exactly. First, we need to understand the main difference in the normal use of the left and right cerebral hemispheres. The left hemisphere is more focused on logical thinking, calculation and language skills. The right hemisphere is more responsible for the global aspects of the visual stimulus. Therefore, in this article, I will be discussing what American teacher and author Betty Edwards published in a book back in 1979 – Learn to Draw with the RIGHT Cerebral Hemisphere.

Funkce mozkových hemisfér.

2. Exercises for the right cerebral hemisphere

  • Vase and figures
Optická iluze.
  • Negative space
Obrázek s negativním pozadím.
  • Prospective observations
  • Picture upside down

It’s also important to look at the draft much more than the paper. This rule gives most people a lot of trouble. It still tends to control the paper, somehow the left hemisphere doesn’t want to give up its rule. We’re going to take a closer look at redrawing an upside-down picture. This forces the brain not to look at the image itself, but to see only its lines. That’s exactly what we need to be able to redirect from the left hemisphere to the right. I myself was very surprised how well drawing in this way can work.

Obrázek vzhůru nohama.

I hope this article has given you some basic information about the possibilities of developing your painting skills. However, in case of a first failure, there is no need to throw the first stone into the fire, as with everything you need to persevere and you will see that within a few moments you will be able to draw a picture exactly to your liking.