This is a re-make of a drawing I first did when I was 18, based on "Proud Maisie" from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I gave away the original and all I had was a pixelated old scan of it, so I re-created it. Eventually planning on using it as cover art for Ozymandias, a hilarious story I invented when I was in high school. It deserves to be turned into a book.
Leslie - I know that this may be asking a lot, but would you be willing to recreate this print? I would really like a copy to hang beside the "Bob Ross" painting. I hope things are going well for you out there.
Excellent. Good to see that Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is still floating around, too. That was my grade 11 & 12 textbook in art class.
Well, it's a good approach to realistic drawing (and I draw best when I'm in a right-brained mood) but there are various methods of learning to draw and you can keep several in your artistic tool kit. I'm a big fan of Mark Kistler's Draw Squad, a drawing textbook for children that I used in elementary school, but I've seen adults who think they "can't draw" have fun with it too. The method's based on drawing basic chunky 3-D shapes (cubes, spheres etc) and building them up into more complex structures. The author of Right Side reviewed Draw Squad and said something like "this book will help keep drawing alive until kids are ready to draw from life and nature". It came across sounding disdainful, like "this is a decent crutch but my method is the real way to draw". I disagree: they're both valid. How To Draw? is a question with no single correct answer.
Well, I did notice that Right Side had a limited effect on the people who were missing more than technical skills. You could still see an improvement in the realism of their drawings, but even the best seemed to have difficulty applying the skills to their own imaginations. Bizzarely, alot of people left those courses as little more than flawed human cameras. I guess producing some image ex nihilo is a different kind of skill.