© Dan Collins
We both enjoyed this 25 minute exercise. I found an image of Einstein and turned it upside down, set it to full screen on Dan's imac and we drew the image upside down, not knowing until we were done and flipped our drawings around just what we had.
|Our upside down drawings|
Left: Rebecca's drawing Right: Dan's drawing
If you ever have the chance to take a drawing class from Susan Giller at the Creative Arts center I highly recommend it. Susan is a terrific teacher, she is encouraging yet challenging. At the end of the day it is not about creating pretty pictures of nudes, it is about learning to see and I realized with my first class that I have gotten very lazy about really seeing. If you are not able to take a course and want to learn to draw I do suggest you pick up a copy of Betty Edwards' book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. There is also an instructional video on you tube of Betty presenting her drawing exercises in an old school style video format, slowly step by step.