The main problems
associated with drawing is when you talk you engage your logical, language
dominated left side of the brain. This side of your brain is keen on knowing an
objects name, labelling it, and organizing it.
Often when learning to
draw, you need to temporarily hold off judgment and try not to second guess
what you think the object should look like, rather than what
the object actually looks like.
When you are trying to
learn to draw something realistically, you have to engage your right hand side
of the brain, which is keener on images and spatial perception.
It’s very hard to do
both at the same time.
2. You have a harsh inner critic
You can learn to draw,
you just might not believe it and this is often the first stumbling block to
attaining a new skill.
Drawing is as much a
mental game as an observational game.
Sure, you need a basic
level of skill to hold a pencil and make a mark but not as much as you may
think. It’s about the same level of skill as signing your name, or throwing and
catching a ball.
subconscious mind is extremely powerful and it can play havoc with your best
efforts when learning this new skill.
your subconscious is already telling you this can’t be true.
3. You label the object too much
Isn’t this correct?
You should be looking
and labelling the object, you should be really concentrate on it, that is what
you have to do, right?
Well yes and no.
When I’m drawing a
bottle, I don’t draw the bottle.
I draw the
shapes around the bottle and then the bottle is
drawn for me.
Let me explain some
All edges in drawing
are shared edges, you cannot draw a
line without it sharing two edges.
Imagine drawing the
bottom of a boat, one straight horizontal line.
That line now shares
an edge with the bottom of the boat and the water.
One line, two edges.
That boat you were
having trouble with, is just a series of lines and shapes.