Drawing upside down


Drawing upside down is a popular exercise in art classes.

It is used in Betty Edwards’  ‘Drawing from the right side of the brain’.

The idea here is that we are able to draw an upside down picture easily because we dont know what we are drawing.

It is difficult for a beginner to draw a man sitting on a chair, his hands, his clothes, his face…

But it is easy to draw if we see it as it is – the lines, spaces, angles, proportions, light and shadow.


This is my upside down version of  Picasso’s Stravinsky:

picasso's 'stravinsky'


And then I turn it straight up:

picasso's 'stravinsky'




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2 Responses to Drawing upside down

  1. northernmalewhite says:

    how about if youre upside down and draw something the right way up?

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