The right brain is the hearing, seeing, feeling and emotional side of the brain. It is the side that feels and sees details. It is the side that makes us human and connects us to humanity. It is the side that makes memories and keeps them.
The left brain is the our organization, language and number skills. It simplifies things for quick retrieval. It is the have to, aught to, must do side of the brain. It is the side that explores the facts to keep us unified as communities.
Right Brain Techniques increase our Emotional Content connection and Visual Details.
UP SIDE DOWN DRAWING: is drawing from a reference that is upside down to confuse the left brain so the right brain can recreate the image as lines rather than subjects.
GLASS TRACING: describing the edges of the surface change with a single continuous line in ink, tracing all the detail you see as you go keeping your pen tip down to train the eye, hand and mind to move together.
Learning to draw what you see can be practiced by tracing life objects through a sheet of glass. This technique will help your pen match your eye as they follow the contour edges that describe life’s forms. Transferring the technique from glass to paper with Blind Line Contour relocating (stopping when you feel lost and looking at your paper to adjust line angle or length as you look again at your subject to draw) and restating (when an area looks wrong in proportion or detail say it again in ink right over the top of whats wrong) for more accuracy.
- Tapping into the Right Brain, the emotional side that learns and remembers from the 6 senses: Sight, Touch, Sound, Smell, Taste, and the Heart.BLIND LINE CONTOUR is a technique used to strengthen the ability to draw what we see more accurately as we connect emotionally with our subject. The left brain simplifies object details to file them into long term memory. With blind line contour, idea is to learn to let the hand follow the movement of the eye as it draws the contour edges of the subject while looking at the subject instead of the paper. It is best to use ink to forces the left brain to submit to the right brain as it cannot erase like the pencil. The method we use is to stop and relocate when you feel lost because of direction or length of the line, by looking at the paper, then looking back at the subject to draw again. Our second secret to accuracy is to restate what is drawn wrong by correcting it while looking back at the subject. The left brain draws symbolically with a mechanical stiff line. The right brain draws detail as it moves with a single fluid continuous line.