The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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Translated into thirteen languages, with more than 2.5 million copies sold, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book.. "This twentieth-anniversary edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has been dramatically revised, with more than fifty percent new material, including: recent developments in brain research that relate to drawing; new insights on the use of drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education; instruction on self-expression ...
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Overview

Translated into thirteen languages, with more than 2.5 million copies sold, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book.. "This twentieth-anniversary edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has been dramatically revised, with more than fifty percent new material, including: recent developments in brain research that relate to drawing; new insights on the use of drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education; instruction on self-expression through drawing; ways to step beyond black-and-white drawing into color; and detailed advice on applying the five basic skills of drawing to solve problems.
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In 1979, Dr. Betty Edward's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain became a word-of-mouth bestseller. Since its release, this innovative drawing instruction book (which was revised and expanded in 1999) has guided more than 2.5 million readers through their own dual labyrinths. This long-awaited companion workbook delineates 40 new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. The spiral-bound book includes instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for your use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874774191
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, California. She is the author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the, the world's most widely used drawing instructional, which has been translated into thirteen foreign languages with U.S. sales of almost three million copies. She speaks regularly at universities, art schools, and companies, including the Walt Disney Corporation and the Apple Corporation.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding 1
2 The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time 11
3 Your Brain: The Right and Left of It 27
4 Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Left to Right 49
5 Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist 67
6 Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours 87
7 Perceiving the Shape of a Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space 115
8 Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective 137
9 Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease 161
10 The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows 193
11 Drawing on the Beauty of Color 229
12 The Zen of Drawing: Drawing Out the Artist Within 247
Afterword: Is Beautiful Handwriting a Lost Art? 253
Postscript 267
Glossary 275
Bibliography 279
Index 283
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    Betty Edwards Does Care!!!

    Have you ever wanted to go to Art School or at least take lessons,but couldn't afford it? Well, through this book you can become a 'invisible' student in the classroom of a compassionate teacher.Each chapter will be like another 'free' lesson you can acquire. Betty Edwards through this book makes you feel like all your questions are answered so you can understand them.She shares with you knowledge of many years as a art lover, art student, and teacher.Just for the price of your time to read this book!!! You shall recieve a 'hidden' bonus at the end of this book for you will,hopefully start to 'believe' in yourself.So if you really want to find out how to improve you creativity and find new knowledge about yourself.Then maybe you should ask yourself 'Am I worth it?'

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    Well Written, Great Layout, Easy to Understand

    I bought this book wanting to get back into drawing after so many attempts at failing. I bought both this book and the workbook. I have had this book for a week and already i am seeing drastic improvements in my drawing. It took me from being so unconfident in my work i didnt want to draw at all, to now showing it to all of my friends. It explains everything very well and it is so easy to understand. Even if you have never drawn anything in your life. This book boosts your confidence with just the first exercise! I recommend this to anyone who wants to draw. I was going to take a summer drawing class costing $125, and since ive bought this book i have no need for the class, so i just saved a ton of money!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2001

    Fantastic!

    This book singlehandedly gave me the foundation for the confidence to draw, and draw well within a month. The excercises are easy to follow, and the author has provided the psychological tools to help anyone draw with confidence. From the time I began reading to the time I finished the last excercise the results were astounding. I'd highly recommend it for anyone interested in drawing to use this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    An Exceptional, Life-Changing Book!

    This is about drawing as a mind-expanding exercise, as a means of exercising your ability to see the world in new ways. Edwards has found that the adroit use of certain tricks can help people learn to switch their modes of perception at will.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

    Very good book!

    I did some research and found out this book was rated very high and now I know why. I have taken one art class with a really great teacher, who I learned so much from and she used this book as the text for the class. Very good book...5 stars from me!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    Worth it's weight in pure gold

    I'm 40 years old. A few weeks ago I could not draw to save my life. Then this book came and changed all that. I'm only half way through it and I am totally confounded by what this book has taught me. It has brought joy into my life that I simply thought was not possible. It is like I was blind and now I can see. If you think you cannot draw, this book will change your mind forever.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Great book for helping those who think drawing is only for the talented!

    I bought this book to help out my students who are new to art and drawing classes. Many of them believe that you have to be "talented" to draw and using the examples in this book helped me to show them just how well everyone can draw, with just a little bit of help ... and relaxing their expectations, too, of course! :)

    Great book. Thanx for making it so much fun to teach drawing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    As a former stick-figure artist, I can honestly say that this b

    As a former stick-figure artist, I can honestly say that this book has changed the way I draw and think. With the help of its easy to follow instructions and helpful illistrations, I have improved miraculously. I would seriously recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn and/or improve their drawing skills. The book's readability makes it the perfect art instruction book for people of all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

    The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

    This is my second copy of this book - my first one from many, many years ago actually fell apart from use - Great Book! Great for teaching!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    This author really understands how to teach.

    At nearly 70 years old, I am learning more about drawing than I learned in three years of Art classes in high school. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn how to approach drawing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

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    I bought this book because of the reviews and I was not disappointed. I was drawing better than I ever had by the end of day one. People were complementing my drawings by the end of day five I finished the book in seven days and the results are amazing. Go to Barnes and Noble and look at the before after drawings on pages 19 and 20. They are not exaggerations I got similar results and in some cases my drawings were better. Keep in mind that those improvements came in just five days. People would tell me that all you need to do to get better at drawing is practice but after practicing and getting no results I was discouraged. First you need this book then all you need is practice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    GREAT BOOK for LEARNING to DRAW

    I bought this book as a requirement for a drawing class I was taking. I actually learned how to draw with this book!! I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to draw! AIO

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2002

    A great teacher

    I studied with Betty Edwards at Cal State Long Beach in the 1980s and it was an amazing class. We all went from drawing small and timidly to large and confidently, in addition to learning how to tap into our innate creativity. I've been missing that creativity lately and wanted to buy her old book, but was overjoyed to find it's been updated. You cannot go wrong in buying this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    This book is extremely well written. It is easy to follow and u

    This book is extremely well written. It is easy to follow and understand. In just a couple of days I have seen a drastic improvement in my own drawing. I have attempted to draw things I never would have even tried befreo and been very suitably impressed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    Drawing

    Great book for the beginner. It explains things that experienced artists do naturally. However, the first couple of chapters are a bit repetitive and I skimmed through the dribbled repeated parts.

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