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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 theother hand, uses visual information and processes, not step-by-step, but all at once, like recognizing the face of a friend. 4. Known PortraitsFig. 1 Self Portrait of PicassoFig. 2 Portrait of Marylin Monroe, by Andy Warhol 5. Visual shapes with the outlineFig. 3 Shapes of the Portrait Portrait of PicassoFig. 4 Shapes of the of Marylin Monroe 6. L-mode/ R-mode O Most activities require bothmodes, 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 drawFig. 6 Method to draw by square the line of the shape of the side face 9. 3 Steps of the exerciseFig. 7 Process to draw a portrait of side face Lines, Shape, Shadows. 10. One example to drawing up side down with linesFig. 8 Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), portrait of Igor Stravinsky. Paris, 24 de may de 1920 11. The exercise with the figures up side downFig. 9 Portrait of Matisse the draw of up side down the portraitFig. 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 arereading, 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 sameprocess. 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 perceptionof 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 outof 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