Artist Trading Cards: Upside-down reference drawing.

I was practicing mark making for an upside-down ATC challenge. The challenge was to place the  reference upside down while drawing the picture.

Betty Edwards also suggests this technique in the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. It forces your brain to see your reference in a new way. Which forces you to see shapes verses interpreting the shapes into left-brain symbols.

Reference from my Faces pinboard.

 

This was drawn with a Micron .005 black pen and then colored with Inktense pencils.

Artist Trading Cards: Upside-down reference drawing

I was practicing mark making for an upside-down ATC challenge. The challenge was to place your reference upside down while drawing.

Betty Edwards also suggests this technique in the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. It forces your brain to see your reference in a new way. Which forces you to see the shapes verses quickly interpreting the shapes into left-brain symbols.

Reference from my Faces pinboard.

This was drawn with a Micron .005 black pen and then colored with Inktense pencils.

Artist Trading Cards: Upside-Down Reference Drawing.

I was practicing mark making for an upside-down ATC challenge. The challenge was to place your reference upside down while drawing.

Betty Edwards also suggests this technique in the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. It forces your brain to see your reference in a new way. Which forces you to see shapes verses interpreting the shapes into left-brain symbols.

I pulled this reference from the internet when I was searching vintage, free use photos but I didn’t mark where I found it and it wasn’t in my Pinterest board. So I can not link to the photo reference.

This was drawn with a Micron .005 black pen and then colored with Inktense pencils.

Another Throwback – Art Class, Circa ’92-95

Found this cleaning the studio. I made this in high school. We took the original drawings and put a grids on them and then drew the sections on our blank grid.

The window was changed from the original. There was a party on the inside with people dancing. I edited because – well look at it!

I’m surprised I still had this. I got rid of a lot of art once when I moved and I don’t know how this made it from Michigan! (Same with the clowns from yesterday.)