MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE

MANAGE YOUR MIND BY SEEING LIKE AN ARTIST

December 28, 2023 Michael C Patterson Season 3 Episode 30
MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE
MANAGE YOUR MIND BY SEEING LIKE AN ARTIST
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Why do all beginning artists draw stick figures? Why is it so difficult to draw an accurate picture of what we see? 

The reason, I believe, is that unskilled artists draw  concepts of what they see rather than drawing what they actually see. Their conceptual brain dominates and prevents the sensory brain  from guiding the drawing.  

Skilled artists have learned to suppress this  impulse to draw concepts and instead focus on sensory details. This is what I believe art teacher Betty Edwards discovered and explained in her influential book Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain.  


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Introduction
Why do kids draw stick figures?
Split-Brain research and hemispheric differences
Learning to use right hemisphere perspectives for drawing
Seeing like an artist
Selecting creative states of mind
Conclusion