New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook

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Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards. Now, in an essential companion to her bestselling classic, Edwards offers readers the key to mastering this art form: guided practice in their newfound creative abilities.

Here are forty new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session includes a brief explanation and instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for the ...

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Overview

Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards. Now, in an essential companion to her bestselling classic, Edwards offers readers the key to mastering this art form: guided practice in their newfound creative abilities.

Here are forty new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session includes a brief explanation and instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for the reader's own drawings. Also provided in this spiral-bound workbook is a pullout viewfinder, a crucial tool for effective practice. While The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain focused primarily on portrait drawing with pencil, this workbook gives readers experience in various subject matter-still life, landscape, imaginative drawing-using alternative mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, and conté crayon.

For all those who are taking a drawing class, who have already received instruction through a book or course, or who prefer to learn by doing, this volume of carefully structured "homework" offers the perfect opportunity to reinforce and improve their skills and expand their repertoire.

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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: 9781585421954
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 110,549
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.60 (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

Foreword List of Supplies Glossary of Terms The Exercises

Part I: The Perception of Edges
Exercise 1: Pre-Instruction Self-Portrait Exercise 2: Pre-Instruction Drawing of Your Hand Exercise 3: Pre-Instruction Drawing of the Corner of a Room Exercise 4: Warm-up and Free Drawing Exercise 5: The "Vase/Faces" Drawing Exercise 6: Upside-Down Drawing Exercise 7: Pure Contour Drawing Exercise 8: Drawing Your Hand on the Plastic Picture Plane Exercise 9: Setting a Ground Exercise 10: Transferring Your Hand Drawing From Picture Plane to Paper Exercise 11: Drawing Your Hand Holding an Object Exercise 12: Drawing a Flower Exercise 13: Drawing an Orange

Part II: The Perception of Spaces
Exercise 14: Drawing Leaves Using Negative Spaces Exercise 15: Drawing a Chair in Negative Space Exercise 16: Drawing a Household Object Exercise 17: Negative-Space Drawing of a Sports Photograph Exercise 18: Negative-Space Drawing of an Actual Chair Exercise 19: Copying a Master Drawing: Man Reading the Bible, by Vincent Van Gogh

Part III: The Perception of Relationships
Exercise 20: Sighting an Open Doorway Exercise 21: Sighting a Room Corner Exercise 22: The Knee/Foot Drawing Exercise 23: Sighting a Still Life of Books on a Table Exercise 24: A Still Life with Ellipses Exercise 25: Sighting Relationships in a Figure Drawing Exercise 26: Proportions of the Head in Profile Exercise 27: Copying a Master Drawing of a Profile Portrait Exercise 28: Drawing a Profile Portrait Exercise 29: Still Life with American Flag

Part IV: The Perception of Lights and Shadows
Exercise 30: Drawing an Egg Lighted from Above Exercise 31: Charlie Chaplin in Light and Shadow Exercise 32: Proportions of the Head in Full-Face View Exercise 33: Copying a Full-Face Portrait Exercise 34: Drawing Your Self-Portrait in Light and Shadow

Part V: The Perception of the Gestalt
Exercise 35: Using Ink and Brush Exercise 36: An Urban Landscape Drawing Exercise 37: Hatching and Crosshatching Exercise 38: A Figure Drawing in Crosshatch Exercise 39: An Imaginative Drawing Based on Leonardo da Vinci's Advice Exercise 40: A Four-by-Four Drawing

Some Suggestions for Further Study Portfolio and Video Ordering

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Workbook is an essential aid for the textbook "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"

    Completing the workbook lessons, after reading the text really helps me get a grasp on what Ms. Betty Edwards presents in her lessons. I suggest buying both books at the same time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Excellent,a huge drawing help!

    I have used this book to teach drawing and it is wonderful.
    An absolute beginner may need a little assistance from an artist or teacher. It will also help an experienced artist improve.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

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    Highly recommend

    I did not have a clue or believe I had the ability to draw, but using this book in conjunction with my drawing class has been beneficial. I love the practice drills.
    I recommend this book to anyone thinking the can not draw as well as the book Drawing with the Right side of the Brain.

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