Drawing and me

Shoot me if I ever again find out such a thing as learning a new skill!

I believe that this “switch to your right brain” method works. I believe that if I learn how to see I will be able to draw realistically as well.

But what if my left side of the brain just doesn’t want to shut up??? I tried the first few exercises and one of them was upside down drawing where the main thing is that you don’t know what you are drawing so your left brain would stop messing around and let the right one work. Or even if you recognise something, that now you are working on a face you should just concentrate on the lines how they curve and not on the whole of it.

I know that I shouldn’t have had thoughts but I heard them coming up anyway: “oh that’s a finger” or “now you are drawing the bar of the chair!” or even better: “look, that doesn’t look the same whatever it is, you can’t even draw a straight line, you will never learn how to draw!”

Then I start to argue: “oh, okay now you shut up! It’s enough! Let me work!” And the reply comes: “Okay, you don’t have to get so upset! Aren’t you supposed to be in a peaceful state?”

“Yes I am, but how the hell should I go there if you keep talking to me? No more talking!”

And of course my upside down drawing doesn’t look fantastic. But there is something that my left hemisphere doesn’t know.. that I’m a pretty determined. Within a few weeks I’m going to be able to draw.


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