Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Upside Down Clowns

Often when we try to draw what we see, our minds' idea of what we are drawing obscures our ability to see it clearly. Working from a picture, we can turn the subject upside-down to confound the part of our brain that wants to decipher and categorize with language and symbols. Once that part of our brain gives up trying to control what we see, the visual-spatial part of our brain is allowed to follow and replicate the simple lines and shapes in relative space on the page, usually creating a more accurate (though rarely perfect!) reproduction of our subject.

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