If you think you can't draw, it's all in your head ... literally! Every time you pick up a pencil, a battle rages between the two sides of your brain: your logical brain, which wants to analyze, assess, and take shortcuts — and your visual brain, which simply sees things as they are.
Following a seven-year search to discover which functions of the brain artists use when drawing, artist and author Carl Purcell developed a method that made his students aware of what was happening in their brains when they had trouble drawing. He then helped them develop conscious control of their spatial abilities to make drawing easier. The result? Those who followed his new method drew better than those who had been classically trained!
The 13 interactive exercises and 10 step-by-step demonstrations in this book lead you on an in-depth exploration of essential drawing skills and how to train your brain to draw better and faster. The exercises help you create realistic renderings by following the same observation-based approach, whether you're drawing a pear, a person, or a landscape. By learning how to silence the mental processes that hinder your ability to draw, your artistic side can do what it does best — create art!
Author — Carl Purcell.
Hardcover. 128 pages. 8¾" × 11".