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This drawing exercise is used by Betty Edwards and many other art educators to demonstrate the difficulty of drawing while the brain is functioning on its left side. The "logical left" is not helpful when it comes to visual tasks best given to the "relational right," as you'll discover when you take a stab at the exercise and experience your left brain trying to perform a right-brain task.

1. First, draw a simple profile, either the example here or an imaginary one.

2. As you draw, think about each part of the profile, naming them to yourself as you draw: forehead, eyes, nose, upper lip, mouth, lower lip, and chin.

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