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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
 
 

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence [Kindle Edition]

Betty Edwards
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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A landmark in drawing tuition. --Leisure Painter

Clear, intelligent… practical and sensible… It is an essential beginning. --The Artist

This innovative, landmark book should be required reading for all art students. --American Artist

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world’s most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student or enjoy art as a hobby Betty Edwards’ practical set-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you., a shift to the right side of the brain that utilises its more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking. This definitive revised and expanded edition includes: A new introduction. Updates based on current groundbreaking research about the brain’s plasticity and the emerging significance of right-brain functioning. New tools for identifying and broadening everyday problem-solving and creative skills with the visual-thinking skills drawing can teach. A new emphasis on using the strengths of the brain’s right hemisphere as an antidote to the life-brain emphasis in modern life – escaping all that is linear, analytic and digital. New reproductions of classic drawings from the Old Masters throughout. This life-changing book, now fully revised and updated, will continue to inspire generations of readers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 19684 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0STMH8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can draw 22 July 2013
By pilgrim
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm far from a youngster, and have never been able to draw well. I have discovered that after a few exercises that I can draw. My partner can now also draw. Having seen our efforts our parents are now interested in drawing too. Best done with a drawing buddy so you can analyse each others work. Awesome book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By ohmleap
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is very detailed, and although it is true it contains the same exercises that are in the "Workbook" I think the larger format of the Workbook means that it is better to have both. The main book explains why you are doing the exercises and for myself I found this interesting of itself. Drawing upside down is a revelation, as you can disassociate yourself from identifying what the line is meant to represent and just draw/see the line. As a hobby, you can get started with very limited materials and relative low cost. Then from there move onto the use of colour and different mediums. But this is the foundation. I would also recommend the Andrew Loomis books, even though they are facsimilie hardbacks they are stuffed full of examples and explanations. If you want to try pastel pencils - William Maughan's The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head is good, but after you have completed Betty Edwards's book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening 3 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
same as the previous review. Well worth getting. Goes well with Jill Bolte Taylor's book on her experience of a massive brain bleed/stroke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get it 27 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover
A must by for anyone who wishes to explore the art of art. It educates you in how the brain sees things, the psychology of how we perceive images and how to overcome the obstacles posed by the Left Brain in your art execution. Insightful, interesting and a tool for anyone who wants to improve their drawing techniques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 9 Jan 2014
By Julia C
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've always thought I couldn't draw and had no potential to learn. This book has shown me I was wrong.

It's really well written and easy to understand with just the right amount of information to help you understand how to do the drawing exercises and why you're doing them the way you are. I've only had the book a few weeks but my drawing has improved enormously and my confidence along with it.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they can't draw but would like to learn how.
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Excellent book with clear instructions and interesting ideas which appear to work. Found it very useful to work with stroke patient who had had paralysis of left hand. Bought work book too.
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