I have used many of Betty Edwards' ideas for years. One of the beginning
projects is the upside down drawings. After the couple of times of using Igor
Stravinsky by Picasso (the example she provides in "Drawing on the Right Side
of the Brain"), I started also using a contour line drawing of an Oriental
woman wrapping a headdress around her head, with a broom at her side and an
excellent line drawing by Matisse of a very ornate rocking chair.
I don't really understand why, but a lot of my students remember these
drawings and claim them to be their favorite. I don't know what that says for
the rest of my year's curriculum, huh? Anyway, as I prepared to do these with
my Art I students, I cannot find the folder with all of the copies I use in
it. I have the book, so I can always run off more of Igor, but I would like to
have more. My students finish these at various rates and early finishers
always had other examples to choose from.
Do any of you have either one of the examples I have used in the past or any
other ones you could recommend the rest of us use?