Zen drawing and the work of Betty Edwards

October 5, 2012 in Blog bericht, Inspiring artist, Post on Psychology and science by admin

Betty Edwards
Betty Edwards taught the world how to draw. It’s good to see that her work still gets a lot of attention. If you ask me, her method should be taught to all teenage children, just like mathematics.
Likewise, it’s time to spread the word about zen drawing too! This drawingmethod enables you to draw without rational knowledge, when you are experiencing a relax state of mind. The drawing happens by itself as you use your drawing reflex. It’s great fun, increases your concentration level and your awareness.
In my Dutch zen drawing book I refer a lot to the work of Edwards. I was pleased to find this video on youtube and to see her demonstrating the practices herself. You could look at the video if you have the time, it’s very interesting. And remember that you don’t need any viewfinder with the zen drawing method. Great isn’t it?



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