In this blog I'll share what I have learned over the years about drawing and painting. My processes creating illustrations, visual development and concept art. I'll share thoughts, techniques and ideas that have worked for me in my career as an illustrator. I hope they inspire , and work for you too!

donderdag 6 april 2017

Drawing on the right side of the brain

Many people think drawing is a talent that you are either born with or not. I don't believe this. I think these people just never learned that much of what they perceive as 'magic' is in fact a set of techniques, that can be learned through study. They don't see the building blocks the artist uses to create his drawing. A huge part of being able to draw is being able to see. To see proportions, relationships, volumes, shapes, perspective, values, edges, colors. All of these can be learned through study. Betty Edwards teaches art classes to people of whom many think the are just born without the ability to draw. Below you see the 'before' and 'after' drawings of these students. Please note that this course lasted only 5 days!!

Betty Edwards: Drawing from the right side of the brain