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.

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