I started reading a book by Betty Edwards titled “The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – A course in enhancing creativity and artistic confidence” (Tarcher Penguin, 1999). The book is aimed at people who wanted to learn how to draw, but never had the time to join some sort of art course. Well, I wanted to learn to draw better – I can draw, but I am not satisfied with the results. Since I want to give it more time, I decided to give this book a try. The book starts from some background behind the particular teaching method used in it and it moves quickly to some exercises. The first three are: Self-Portrait, A Person Drawn From Memory and My Hand.
Below you can find a copy of the first exercise: Self-Portrait. I propped a mirror on a chair in front of me, sat down and drew. The face below is supposed to be me – I think that at least I managed to show my concentration… 🙂