Forget what you "think you know" and learn/refine observation techniques that will allow you to truly "perceive" objects vs. "just looking" at them. This type of keen observation, coupled with intense focus and purpose, is the key to drawing and also serves as the foundation for learning other artistic skills and processes.
These "bootcamp" exercises may seem difficult, frustrating, pointless, and even “painful” but there is a method to the madness. Stick with it, keep an open mind, and you should be pleased by the outcome.
FIRST: Are you a Right or a Left-brainer? What does that even mean? Does it even matter? What does it have to do with learning to draw? While it may be an outdated and defunct brain theory, it still offers us food for thought re: how we think and learn - and how we LEARN TO DRAW. Find out about the ways of YOUR brain by taking the following quizzes and then documenting and reflecting on the results.
- Quiz #1 - 54 questions with extensive results. Document the brain dominance results (%), read the explanations, and make note of what could be helpful to understanding the ways that you process information. Note also any information that you find contradictory to what you know about yourself.
- Quiz #2 - 32 questions with a # result for R or L brain dominance. Document the results and compare them to the first test.
- Quiz #3 - A set of activities to be completed. Document the result and compare it to the results of the first and second tests....
- After taking all three tests: What conclusions can you draw? Do you have additional questions - is there more to be curious about?