Upside Down Drawing
The photo report from this Thursday is on Facebook www.facebook.com/Kouzza-1654308768127467/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2047653602126313
This Thursday the creative people of Natick found a new drawing challenge waiting for them near Morse Library :) They were presented with a number of line drawings to choose from. I had line drawings pulled from the internet, with some famous artists included. Guess what - the absolute leader of chosen images was Picasso! The brave participants were told to turn the line drawing upside down and copy it, paying attention to the lines and shapes they see. The results were pretty cool!
Here is the explanation: This is a great exercise for your right brain. Turning a picture upside down makes it difficult for the left side of brain to analyze what you see. While it struggles with trying to name and identify parts of the picture the right side uses this time to do what it does best – processing visual information in terms of lines, shapes, angles, lengths and directions. This helps you to create a more precise drawing of what you see, not of what you think you see. This is a goal for each artist – to start seeing objects as a combination of shapes and lines, engaging your right brain in the process, even when the object is not turned upside down.
You could also find another line drawing and try to copy it regular way and upside down and see which one is more accurate.
See you next Thursday! We will have something new to play with!