This week we will be finishing up drawing cylinder and sphere. In our next project students will be copying the upside-down drawing of the horse by an unknown artist. The purpose of this kind of practice is to force students’ left (thinking) side of the brain to give up identifying what you draw. Upside down drawing develops the ability to see only lines and shapes and their relation to each other which is the ultimate aim for all artists. Students will avoid naming objects and their drawing skills will improve.
The idea of this drawing exercise I picked up from the Betty Edwards book “Drawing on the right side of the brain”.