Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

by Betty Edwards Author

(From Amazon): When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition. Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes: the very latest developments in brain research new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education instruction on self-expression through drawing an updated section on using color detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
1st - 12th
2nd Revised & enlarged


  • 1 Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding
  • 2 The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time
  • 3 Your Brain: The Right and Left of It
  • 4 Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Right to Left
  • 5 Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist
  • 6 Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours
  • 7 Perceiving the Shape of Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space
  • 8 Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective
  • 9 Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease
  • 10 The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows
  • 11 Drawing on the Beauty of Color
  • 12 The Zen of Drawing : Drawing Out the Artist Within

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