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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
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Jul 30, 2011

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I can't believe that I am going to say this, but there is a chance that after reading this book and doing the exercises that I can draw a little bit. I mean, really. My drawings at this stage without too much more practice resemble the album covers of emo-teens with acoustic guitars, but I am certainly doing much better than Napoleon Dynamite. Big time. I think the approach to art that it presents is really intriguing - that we are primarily hammered into left-brain dominance through the acquisition of language - and it is through a reconnection with defamiliarization and the foreign thought process of our childhood that we can shed this brain drain we have lived with for so long since elementary school. I still have a long way to go with this - I find that symbols are constantly at war with my conceptualization of the world (and strangely I am wondering if that takes away the beauty with which we see it, after all, a rose is a rose is a rise, right?) - but this book is certainly a big step in shedding the messed up approaches to visual thinking that I have acquired. As a writer I am at an even bigger disadvantage, but I am on my way. I have learned a great deal more than any other drawing manual I have encountered so far, and it really helps to understand that it is not me - that anyone could be a good illustrator given the correct parameters and education on the visual arts.
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Norhamidah sorry can i ask yuo something, i can't download this book, where i can download this book? i am really want to read it. Thanks

Garrett Zecker I'm sorry, but I don't know. I borrowed mine from the library, and then purchased one, but they were both hard copies.

Sreyda Sem We have to pay when we read? Excuse me because I am who is new memeber and I don't know how to read.

Garrett Zecker Sreyda wrote: "We have to pay when we read? Excuse me because I am who is new memeber and I don't know how to read."

This book is copyrighted, and this site only sells SOME titles. I believe Amazon has an electronic version for sale, Sreyda.

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Impo traged Nice...!!

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Deepak Kumar enjoy Microsoft bro

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