Drawing on Wisdom: What do you see?

I’ve decided to start drawing. Not because I think I’m good at it, and not because I expect to get “good” at it. Rather, I want to practice seeing. And to practice reflecting on what I see.

Several years ago, I started working my way through the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. My drawing abilities improved immensely, because the book teaches you to draw what you actually see, not what you expect to see or think you should see.

DoW1

A sketch I made in 1998 as an exercise from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

 

Apparently drawing is one of those “use it or lose it” phenomena, however. At least that was my experience.

So I wonder… if I have regressed in drawing, have I also lost some of my ability to “see” things objectively? That’s where the reflecting part comes in. Looking at what I see, if you will.

It will be interesting (to me) to see how this evolves. I’ll keep you posted. And maybe even share my drawings. Like the one below that I drew yesterday. Any guesses as to what it is?

What do you see?

DoW1b

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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2 Responses to Drawing on Wisdom: What do you see?

  1. I like both. This sounds like a fascinating book. Looking forward to your sketches.

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