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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

by Betty Edwards

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A lovely book to get you started in drawing. I produced some promising stuff - but not exactly Leonardo standard.
  jvgravy | Nov 8, 2013 |
This is the quintessential book for learning how to draw.

While you are given basic exercises involving drawing, this isn't a typical "learn by copying" method espoused by other instructional books. This has drawing exercises that not only trains your hands and eyes, but your brain as well (hence the title of the book).

If you follow the steps and exercises in this book, you'll increase your skill level tenfold. Even if you have weak drawing skills, this is worth reading for strengthening your drawing. ( )
  maxwestart | Aug 13, 2013 |
One of the best...NO...THE Best book for learning how to draw...
It is clear and easy to read... it will take you step by step through the process of learning how to see and force your logical brain to let go so you can draw the forms as they really are
...everytime the Book was revised I bought the newer copy for my reference shelf
  vivimine | Nov 21, 2009 |
This is a great book. It really takes the mystery out of drawing. It teaches you to takes the logical left-brain out of the picture (no pun intended). You learn to "unthink" like an artist.
  skeezee | Dec 2, 2008 |
I was fortunate to be able to use this as a textbook for a drawing course at Evening at Emory. The teacher took us systematically through the book as we completed virtually every exercise. I particularly liked the technique for drawing portraits. It really did lead to looking at the world in a different way.
  carterchristian1 | Aug 27, 2008 |
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To the memory of my father, who sharpened my drawing pencils with his pocketknife when I was a child.
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Drawing is a curious process, so intertwined with seeing that the two can hardly be separated.
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Please note that "Drawing on the right side of the brain", "The new drawing on the right side of the brain" and "The new drawing on the right side of the brain workbook" are three separate works, keep in mind when combining.
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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:

the very latest developments in brain research new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education instruction on self-expression through drawing an updated section on using color detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving

Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills.

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