Drawing on the Dominant Eye: Decoding the Way We Perceive, Create, and Learn (Paperback)
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A fascinating follow-up to the beloved bestseller Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain--with new insights about creativity and our unique way of seeing the world around us
Millions of readers have embraced art teacher Betty Edwards's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, from art students and teachers to established artists, corporate trainers, and more--all discovering a bold new way of drawing and problem-solving based on what we see, not what we think we see.
In this highly anticipated follow-up, Edwards illuminates another piece of the creativity puzzle, revealing the role our dominant eye plays in how we perceive, create, and are seen by those around us. Research shows that much like being right-handed or left-handed, each of us has a dominant eye, corresponding to the dominant side of our brain--either verbal or perceptual. Once you learn the difference and try your hand at the simple drawing exercises, you'll gain fresh insights into how you perceive, think, and create. You'll learn how to not just look but truly see.
Generously illustrated with visual examples, this remarkable guided tour through art history, psychology, and the creative process is a must-read for anyone looking for a richer understanding of our art, our minds, and ourselves.
About the Author
Betty Edwards is an art educator, lecturer, and author, best known for her classic guide Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, which has sold 5 million copies worldwide, is used as a standard text in art schools around the world, and is a staple on the shelves of artists and art lovers everywhere. Through her company, DRSB Inc., she continues to teach her groundbreaking method to help individuals gain better access to visual, perceptual functions of the brain through learning to draw. Her lifelong mission has been to return basic drawing instruction to public-school curricula nationwide. Edwards lives in La Jolla, California.