Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Author:Betty Edwards A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence — Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the most widely used and highly praised drawing-instruction book in the world. It has sold more than 1,250,000 copies and has been translated into ten foreign languages. — This book is for people at all levels of skill who want to learn to draw: — I... more »t can teach you to draw even though you feel you have little talent and doubt that you could ever learn.
If you enjoy drawing but have not been able to get much beyond a childlike level, it will show you how to gain the skill you have always wanted.
If you are already drawing as a professional artist or as an artist-in-training, it will give you greater confidence in your ability and will deepen your artistic perceptions.
Among the exciting revised and expanded elements in this edition are a new section on drawing in color, with full-color reproductions; additional information on how to use lights and shadows to give the illusion of three-dimensions in drawing; a new section on improving your handwriting by using drawing techiniques; new exercises, and much more.
Applying discoveries in brain research to the teaching of drawing skills, Dr. Betty Edwards presents a set of basic exercises designed to release creative potential and tap into the special abilities of the visual, perceputal right hemisphere of the brain. She is a full professor in the Art Department at California State University, Long Beach, and lectures widely on the relationship of drawing to brain process.
"Her application of the brain-research findings to drawing conforms well with the available evidence and in many places reinforces and advances the right-hemisphere story with new observations."