Blind Contour – meditation for your brain

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition recommended to do blind contour to train your brain to really see what is in front of you, and not to worry about what your drawings really turned out to be. Once you get the hand of it, it was quite a special experience. Before each drawing section, starting with blind contour will be like the medication for the brain. It could calm your busy mind down and make you concentrate better for the following drawing section.

A few of my blind contours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovered the difference between the left side brain and the right side brain

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition started with detail explanation of the difference between the left side brain and the right side brain which was eye-opening to me. It also gave this magical exercise to let me experienced the physical impact of both sides brains conflicting with each other.

By shutting off my left side brain, I was able to achieve the following drawings even they were well above my drawing skills at the time.

 

 

 

 

Finally, I found the holy grail book for true beginners

After reading lots and lots reviews online, I took another chance to purchase my third instruction book – Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition. With a very skeptical attitude, I have found the holy grail instruction book. This is the book every beginner should read. It teaches you to overcome the symbolism shortcoming of every adult has, and teaches you to really “see” the world in the artist way. I have been able to make dramatic progress by following the instructions and doing every assignments. If you only have money for one book, this is the book to get!

Before I started my training, I have done the following drawings to record my skill level at the time:

I will record all my learning processes in my future posts. And then comparing the end results with this post to see if I truly improved my drawing skills. More to come.