This is our third post in the ‘Introducing’ series showcasing for you our new spring titles for 2013. If you missed our previous posts, take a look at How Puzzles Improve Your Brain and Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? This is the first of two ‘Introducing’ posts we’ve got for you this week, because tomorrow we are publishing two creative bibles from two ladies known as the Queens of Creativity.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards is the expanded and updated fourth edition of the world’s most widely used drawing instruction book. This step-by-step guide will help to increase your artistic confidence and boost your creativity.
Previous editions of this book have already sold over two million copies, and this revised and updated fourth edition, updated to consider the technological effects of twenty-first century living, is already attracting a lot of attention in the media, particularly the art magazines. With a new chapter on the five basic perceptual skills of drawing, providing a practical step-by-step approach to drawing, and new exercises to help your perception “cross over” from the dominant left-brain mode to the right, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is a must for artistic professionals, students or anyone who enjoys drawing as a hobby.
Perhaps, like me, your artistic abilities just about stretch to stick figures, but you’ve always wanted to be able to draw, this is for you. The Artist magazine calls it “an essential beginning”, and Leisure Painter calls it “a landmark in drawing tuition”.
Available as an illustrated hardcover and as an e-book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is published tomorrow, 11th April. What are you waiting for – sharpen those pencils, get yourself a lovely new sketchbook, and give it a go.