I heard when you draw upside down it helps you to get the proportions right
Right, and there's also the mirror trick..
... Into shape! (Devo reference, sorry.)I'm sending this to my sister - she is doing visual arts in high school and wants to go to art school after she graduates. I think she will like this!
Nice! It was pretty redundant the way our prof told almost EVERYONE to flip their paintings, but it does help to look at it from a different perspective, ie. with regard to composition and colour. What does she want to specialize (if any) in art school?
I discovered a trick for my comics - inverting black and white on panels using Photoshop! :-p It's a different kind of flip, but a flip nevertheless...
Hey, I'll give that a try next time! Josh also showed me how flipping the image horizontally (as in a mirror) on Photoshop also helps. Or if you're old school you could use mirrors too...
Heh, sounds a bit like cheap advice... Was it effective? I suppose these were abstract paintings? I've sent this to a friend of mine who've studied art. I wonder if he's had any similar experiences.
It's cheap but surprisingly helpful! You definitely notice things you didn't before, especially for abstract works and works with colour...:)
Okay, I'm sold :) I should start to flip drawings. Usually I just look at the mirrored version of a drawing through the paper by holding it up against the light. My friend also said he'd gotten the same advice, and that it was a classic art teacher thing to say :)
Nice! I guess it IS one of those old art tricks. Holding it up against the light is also a nice one too. So many good ideas!
I never learn art.... do you...really need to draw naked people? haha
haha! YES! I love drawing naked people!!! Haha. Well, all jokes aside, I really do think it's helpful...it might have been the single most helpful exercise I've done. And when you get into it, it's really fun, too!