Learning How to Look

Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see—to see correctly—and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eyes.

—Kimon Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1990)

In the chapters that follow, we will be encouraging the right side of your brain to do the work. To help you, we'll be providing exercises that will show you how to see what's before your eyes, without thinking much, and to draw what you see. As you practice, it will become easier and easier for you to do this; you'll soon be able to switch consciously from left brain to right for the specific purpose of drawing, or to access your intuitive side just to relax and enjoy it!

Changing from the verbal perception of ideas to the visual perception of intuition is of tremendous value for more than just drawing. Within our increasingly high-tech, high-speed, 24/7 world, you'll discover great pleasure in just the accomplishment of learning to use your right brain. At the same time, as you learn to use the right side of your brain to see and draw, your own innate creativity will become more readily available to you.

To tap your inventive and creative energy is a great power. You may feel tremendously energized by the process, whether you draw or choose another expression, such as writing or music. Even conventional problem solving is enhanced by creative growth.

Drawing is first about seeing, and a few basic skills and supplies are needed to get started. Then curiosity, energy, and personal interest take the process to its next stage. At the very least, drawing will enhance your life. At the most, who knows? As your right brain will be the first to tell you, the possibilities are endless!

Pencil Drawing Beginners Guide

Pencil Drawing Beginners Guide

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