We all have brains that operate the same way and we all can fall prey to the same traps of stores knowledge interfering with our perception. Understanding and mastering how our brain works are what separates the mediocre from the fantastically skilled artists.
To unlock your potential of becoming a great artist, a great place to understand art from a psychological perspective is to go to our Amazon Store and buy a copy of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards and her work book.
Actually read it not just skim over it, particularly chapters 3-7, but all of it is great. This is a pivotal book for artists. Don’t just think of it as a guide book for beginners!
It covers the beginning fundamentals that truly are a must for anyone who needs to draw exquisitely well like animators, fine artists and illustrators or for those who need to be able to draw their design ideas like architects and interior designers.
Buy the book, read it, and then do the exercises in it. This will guarantee you to draw like a pro when you land in first year college. You will be perfectly primed, ready and receptive to the high level learning they will provide you.
If you need further proof on why you should buy the book, check out this two-hour long video drawing workshop with Betty Edwards as she applies the concepts she shares on the book to practice.
Trust me, there’s more where that video came from!
Get Into the Best Arts College