Drawing on Your Brain!

After more than two years of researching, writing, and drawing, I am thrilled to be finally launching my latest E-book – Drawing on Your Brain!

Drawing on Your Brain (268 pages and over 500 illustrations) (Whew!) is designed for everyone who can hold a  pencil – from absolute beginners to professional artists.




This book is divided into the following five parts:

Part 1 How to Train a Brain: This richly illustrated part of the book helps demystify current research on the relationship between drawing and your brain, and provides tried-and-true techniques to enhance your brain’s functions.

Part 2 Drawing on the Positive and Negative: This part of the book begins with a comprehensible explanation of positive and negative spaces, and shows you how to identify and use these spaces to see and draw more accurately. Several fun activities challenge you to put theory into practice.

Part 3 Sizing Up Spaces and Shapes: This part of the book shows you how spaces and shapes can help you render well-proportioned drawings. Knowing how to identify the individual shapes that make up the overall shape of a subject also helps you create more believable artworks.

Part 4 Plot, Dot, and Draw Accurately: Getting a subject’s proportions correct is the biggest challenge for most artists. But what many artists don’t know is that clues to help draw a subject lie hidden within the subject itself. This part of the book introduces you to techniques for discovering these clues.

Part 5 Five More Projects to Exercise Your Brain: You finally get the chance to put your new skills into practice and render some challenging drawings!

About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of Drawspace.com, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

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