The Next Set Send Off the Logical Left

Here is a drawing exercise to buy an express ticket to send that persistent "logical left" packing. Your left brain will want to leave town, and not even call or write. Let it go; it is a nuisance.

You are going to try a contour drawing of your hand (not the drawing hand, "the other one," as Pooh would say). You are going to do this drawing without looking at your paper, not even once!

This exercise is one developed by Kimon Nicolaides in his book, The Natural Way to Draw (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990). It is a way to completely concentrate on what you see, without looking to check, analyze, and judge your work. In other words, "just do it." Plan on about 10 minutes for each part that you try.

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