Beginning in the next chapter, we provide you with exercises that will help you exercise your "right" to draw. These exercises will show you how to keep your perception in the intuitive mode, by not letting the left, or logical, side take over. For example:
We'll show you how to stop the left side from "doing all the thinking," which makes it difficult to just see.
We'll teach you to concentrate on shape and form (right brain), rather than content (left brain).
You'll learn how to "just look."
You'll learn to concentrate on shape rather than content—to look at the "big picture." You'll experiment with negative space drawing.
You'll learn how to draw a variety of things as you go through the exercises in this book.
In addition, we'll be providing warm-up exercises to limber up your hand for the job of transferring what you see to the paper, and to help in the development of your own personal style and set of preferred marks, from simple lines to crosshatches.
Lastly, throughout this book, you'll find a series of exercises, ideas, explanations, and tips to help you try increasingly challenging subjects and develop your own personal method of drawing. The last page of each chapter will feature "Your Sketchbook Page," a place where you can practice what you've learned, right on the spot, if you'd like.
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