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Alrighty... So this is an experimental tutorial. I found that there are regular tutorials on the net with greater drawing and explaining skills then I do, so I'll leave that to them =P

This is a very different approach to drawing.

Don't grow lazy on reading the text, though. I know it might all be dull at the start, but please do read the text. Otherwise you might miss out something important :oops:

Any remarks, comments, advices, critiques are very welcome.

Hope you enjoy!

(If the bigger images don't work, click here for Professor 1, and Professor 2)
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Paimail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
hmm, amazing. You really opened my eyes

When I look at something, like you said "Look at your hand" My brain aoutomaticly in the blink of an eye defines it as my hand. I really have to force myself not to.

People tend to make tutorials showing when they draw something and tell technices for drawing but this tutorial is SO much more informative and helpfull.

Thank you!
Elsdrake Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
remenber my philosofy classes

WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks =]
Miss-MadKat-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
I only just found this today and found it very interesting, and it's brought up alot of questions for me.
I admit, I wasn't able to see anything in the cowboy pic until I looked at the answer, but then I could go back and be able to see it. And I found I could back in and out of looking it at it so sometimes I saw the cowboy, and then back out and only see what looked like spilled ink. I suppose this was me moving from my right to my left brain?
Now what pleased me about the dalmation picture, is that almost as soon as I got to it, I saw there was some sort of dog bending over, and I was surprised when what I saw was true. Was this just because it was an easier picture, or do you think I still had my right brain on from the cowboy exercise?
Now the professor...I've seen something like this before, but never really tried it. And I was surprised how well it worked. The version I drew upside down still looks crappy compared to the original image, but it looks better than the one I did rightside up and [surprisingly] it didn't give me a migrane. According to your tutorial, this is because I was looking at what the image was and all the little details, not what the image is meant to represent.

Now, my point. I'm not really a great artist. I only tried to really learn to draw a little over a year and a half ago. Yet all my life I've had parents and doctors/pshychologists telling me I'm really good at seeing the litte details rather than seeing things as 'the big picture', and that I was born that way. With perception, in other words. So by the information in your tutorial I should be doing pretty well (in art). Yet all through the younger years when art was a required class, I was the one that struggled to do as well as the other kids. Why is that? Did I just not practice enough (like I said, I only recently started taking learning to draw seriously), or was everyone wrong when they told me I was good at perception?
WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Ahh quite a comment =] Mmm first off I am ofcourse no professonial, but I'll try my best answering your questions based on my personal view and thoughts =)

Yeah in your first question, you indeed experienced the move from left to the right brain part in some way =) Ofcourse it's also a matter on what you're focussing on; are you focussing on the ink spots itself, or trying to make sense out of it? Either way shows the difference and capabilities of left and right =] About the dalmation picture, it is like I explained in the tutorial, your brain was more prepared for a similar test, thus making it easier. Also, I found the picture easier too. Most people do recognise some animal out of it quickly, but can't always define what kind of animal.

About your point, I can't ofcourse judge on those who told you you were good at perception, they might be very well right =) I've let my mind wander over your question a while and came with the following conclusion: Perception is a great key to visualize ideas from your head onto paper. If you have good perception, that's just one giant step in being able to really draw. Since you mention that in your opinion you draw 'badly', and started not too long ago with drawing, you can imagine your situation as following:

From books and manuals you can learn just about everything, such as driving a car. However, by learning from books alone doesn't mean you can actually drive a car right away. It takes some practical exercise to be able to! Imagine your ability of great perception as these books and manuals, and the practical exercise the way to control your pencil with your fingers and techniques on how to use it perfectly. Might sound alittle dull, but drawing isn't exaclty like writing in the way you hold your pencil and run it over your paper =)

So those are my thoughts.. Your good perception makes it possible for you to grow pretty fast into an even better artist =)

I hope I made some sense here, and hopefully answered your questions good enough =] If anything, feel free to ask!
BellaLunaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student General Artist
I never saw art this way...
I remember when I had depression, my therapist said that I was a person who saw things as a whole in life much easier than understanding details.
Perhaps this also contributes to my artistic ability...
I must train the right side of my brain!

This is a very interesting article...
It deserves a fave.
WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
You're very most welcome, and it's interesting what you mentioned about your therapist.. =) Yes it indeed might contribute to your artistic ability. Thank you very much for the fav!
DarkShadowAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Woah :O That was very interesting..think I might be able to learn a few things from this :hmm:
WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
That's what I hope it will =) Thanks!
DarkShadowAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
You're welcome! Thanks for makin' it ^__^
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