It is always exciting to start a new sketch. Taking a white piece of paper and making it something more. Allowing myself time to escape into a world where all the busyness of the week slips away…
19 x 24 graphite
It all starts with drawing out shapes and lines. Sounds simple, and it is – really, it is. Sometimes I will draw with my paper sideways or upside down, until all the pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Once I am happy with proportion and layout I start adding the details (again looking for shapes as I shade).
This method of drawing, know as right-brain drawing, allows access to the appropriate system in the brain – the visual mode of the brain. Known for being subjective, relational, intuitive, and free of time constraints it allows for creativity. The left-brain mode is objective, verbal, numerical, rational, linear, and symbolic. It is said that half a brain in better than none, but I think a whole brain would be even better. Why not utilize both sides. 🙂