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

interresting
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thanks =]
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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?
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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!
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BellaLunaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Student General Artist
wow...
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.
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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!
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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:
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
That's what I hope it will =) Thanks!
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DarkShadowAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
You're welcome! Thanks for makin' it ^__^
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ATAngel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
uhh but i read sometimes read from right to left (Hebrew) does that really matters?
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Mmmmmm ofcourse I'm no genius, but I presume it does. This tutorial is mainly orientated for people from western culture; who read from left to right. It basically comes down that one creates a drawing system, a motorial system of how to control the pencil with your hand and fingers.. It's still an interesting question that unfortunately I don't have a proper answer on.. I never thought about it before =P

Thanks for the input, it'll probably keep me busy for the next few days :XD:
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ATAngel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
lol let me know if you come up with smth xD
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crzyrocker Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Student
wow! i actually drew it better upside down! cool tutorial!
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
hehah thank you very much! =P
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scharfwarten Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Mastermind.
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
thank you! =)
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ismael15 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
whoa this is interesting. thanx. it really brought my hopes up for my future in art.
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
I'm glad you found benefit in it =) Thank you!
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nitro134 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
^.=.^ thats a nice and simple tutorial nice work yeah its fascianting to learn about the different sides of brain heheh ^.=.^ 8wags tail* good job on this one!
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Yeah I hope some see the benefits of this information =P Thanks!
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genericname281 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007   Interface Designer
GENIUS!

I really liked the idea of turning the picture upside down and then trying to draw it. That way your forced to draw what you see and not what you know!

I love these things! Keep up the excellent work!
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Thank you very much! =)
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Drexegar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
WOW! BRAVO! That was excellent!!! yesterday I taught my friend how to draw, buy looking at one drawing and showing her shapes that could be made up of what that drawing is (for example if it was a nose I would show her the hidden triangle that there to make it easier to draw). Because of that she drew extremly way better than she ever did in her life. What would that mean to you? Am I showing her how to use her right? or am I tricking her left brain to get the drawing done?
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Interesting question.. Most drawings start with basic shapes like circles or in this case a triangle. This gives the basic overview of what you want to draw for your left brain half. A stick figure represents a person for example, we all understand that. But when you want to create more realism into the basic shape, you start using your right brain half. No left brain would be able to define and explain all the curves and bends in the shape of the nose, nor being able to draw it.

So you haven't really tricked her left half to draw, but gave it an identification of what your right half brain would go and draw. =) That would be my explanation, but interesting question none of the less..
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cutipie611 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
you must have a high IQ....
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
wow Oo.. I never hear such things being said about me =P Umm.. heh.. thanks? =P
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gunuse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
what if uve never been able to use ur imagination before? ive never even been able to feel what its like to use it, and im not being emo, im seriouse, it explains why i have an IQ of 140 and growing and im on the 98th-99th percentile...but i love art

and so i always think of the anatomy of what im drawing, that was until i started to trace ur artwork to join that contest of ur's

i traced it easie then ever, then the next day i just drew a few curves, a few jagged lines, and i had my first dragon mugshot ever by accident

so i dont know what it is but, one thing i do know, i cant follow any art style but ur's, ivee spent 15 pain staking weeks going over all ur work in a geometrical terms sort of fashin and ive found this, all of ur work applies to geometry, perfectly, and thats why im ablet o do it so easily

thats all i ahve to say for now, but maybe ill have more to say later on, till then thnks for the awakening flash bro ^.=.^ it really helped me out in art, for real, and possibly the rest of my life n.=.n
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
awww thank you very kindly for those wonderful compliments =) Ofcourse everybody can draw, and you have been able to use your imagination before, but simply might've been unaware of that =P if you didn't have any imagination, you wouldn't understand the world we're living in =P

But yeah, I'm glad to hear it's been of use to you =) Just keep on practicing, one step at a time =P

Thank you very much again! :lol:
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gunuse Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
ur very welcome, and serioulsy
me=no imagination
me=logic of world and faith
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
if you didn't have any imagination, you wouldn't be able think up things to draw =P And you got some very imaginative things in your gallery :D and that's meant complimental!
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gunuse Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
i mean, i have one, i jsut cant access it, and all my art is influenced in every way, with other people all the time =3

and thnks ^.=.^;
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
ish okay =)
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gunuse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
well, ive noticed something, the reason why i can never access my imagination is because my Adderall XR meds keep back hyperness, and hyperness is almost allows accompied with imagination, so adderall XR blocks my imagination as well, until 9:18 of course XD
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Dobasobabobo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
i do these kinds of things actually. my favorite is drawing without looking at the paper
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Yeah it's really good practice =)
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aqua-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Well, that's extremely interesting! I've never seen such a tutorial before, so this deserves some attention.

To the thing you said in the beginning, about younger artists (like me) drawing just as good as adults, isn't that surprising. As you explained in the whole tutorial, the right side of the brain simply need to be trained in order to be a "good" artist. Young artists who are just as good as some adults just trained their brains just as much as these adults. thus this means these adults actually started drawing later on, and the youngsters earlier. Skill has never been a matter of age, but a matter of experience. The more you are observant and open, the quicker you learn. Age doesn't influence this. (except maybe the way you seen the world around you, as a child does this way different than an adult)

I have been drawing my whole life long. Always using this right part of my brain again and again. I have used it so intensively, I nearly constantly look at the world around me with the right part of my brain. I always see things as they are, which gives me quite some benefits, as well as bad things. I am a detail-thinker, instead of a whole-thinker, as some people might say.
I am born with this, but my talent for drawing is not -just- a talent. Because this is a mere "effect" brought to me becuase of my -handicap- I don't know if you are known with the syndrom of Asperger? If not, it's a problem in my brain, simply put. This makes me a veeeeery little weaker at communicative things, and better at drawing, detail-thinking and such.
this means that the right part of my brain is my dominant part, opposing that of other people. I need to do the opposite every time.. I need to switch to the left part every time I need it. and it makes my life quite a bit harder..

But anyways, thanks for this awesome tut, I enjoyed it, even when it won't have any effect on me ;D :+fav:
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Mrahaarr Nederlander =P ik neem hier even het genoegen van :evillaugh: Je hebt gelijk, sommige jongelingen kunnen al behoorlijk op het niveau tekenen van een volwassene omdat ze inderdaad eerder begonnen zijn. Wat er nu eigenlijk gebeurt is dat de meeste kinderen op 10-jarige leeftijd (of rond deze leeftijd) stoppen met de ontwikkeling van hun creativiteit omdat ze dood worden gegooid op school met taal en exacte vakken zoals wiskunde (of denk er maar eens aan dat 'tekenen kinderachtig is'). En dat wordt later natuurlijk alleen maar meer. Daarom tekent de gemiddelde volwassene dus ook als een 10-jarige =P

Ik zelf heb het rond die leeftijd ook een beetje zitten verklooien, maar dat probeer ik nu dus allemaal weer in te halen =)

... en zo kan ik eigenlijk wel door blijven gaan en instemmen met wat je nog meer hebt verteld, maar bedankt voor de geweldige input =P Glad you like eeeet! :lol:
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aqua-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Ik snap het. *zucht* maar zelf ben ik nooit gestopt met tekenen en daar ben ik trots op xD (komt voor grote deels ook door mijn creative moeder)

ja.. maar ja. Je vind nooit iets leuk als je er niet goed in bent, toch? Dat is waarom oudere mensen vaak niet tekenen. ze -vinden- dat ze er zelf niet goed in zijn. Maar dat komt alleen maar door teveel zelfkritiek, en dan geven ze het veel te snel op. :no:

Sure, When something's interesting or someone put a lot of effort into it, it's worth a good comment ;)
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aqua-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
oh shii.. ik had net zo goed in het Nederlands kunnen praten ^^; Ik vergeet steeds dat jij een mede-Nederlander bent ;D
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KazeRyuujin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Nice Tutorial :D Very helpful =P Even though I won't be needing it much since I'm a born talented drawer :heart: :hug:
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
ah yeh =P Well it's always interesting to do it over =) but thanks!
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KazeRyuujin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome :hug:
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marmalademind Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
really nice!
i loved
good work
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
thank you very much =)
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Nymbrixion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
I've done this once before, my art did same sort of thing :). I found it very helpful to find my right half of the brain
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
heh yeah =P Especially with the Professor part, when my teacher asked me to draw it upside down, I looked at her like saying: "... are you mad?!" But when you start it it's just a few bumps from the left half, and I literally felt myself slipping into the right half.. was an amazing moment =) turned out great too! Train your brain :lol:
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warman333 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Nice. But I don't have patience to draw all that.
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WinterBlueArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
well thanks anywho =)
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