The Creative Eye, drawing, vision and the brain – by Heather Spears is soon to be reissued ( Feb 2020) in black and white as a valuable manual to stand on bookshelves about Drawing and How to Draw everywhere.
It happened when Lise Lindstrøm contacted me and told me I had drawn her little boy in the main teaching hospital in Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet in 1991. I’d given her a copy then, and she wondered whether I still had the original, because she wanted to buy it. Luckily I had kept all my baby drawings, right from… Continue reading Blog 13: Finding a Drawing after 27 Years
Looking back on my life, I realize how extraordinarily lucky I have been. I came to what was to become the central theme of my artist’s lífe at exactly the right time, and I am leaving it at exactly the right time – when it, and I, are no longer available to one another.… Continue reading Special Care Nurseries: the end of drawing
Last spring I applied for a drawing project and exhibition in the UK – to draw again at Oxford’s famous John Radcliffe Hospital, and this time to show in their gallery as well. There was much positive correspondence, and I got a grant from Tegnernes Fornening (the graphic artist’s association in Denmark) to frame and… Continue reading Blog 10 – a censored show
A mother ordered several drawings from photos taken in hospital of her stillborn son. The baby alone, with his four-year-old sister, her with the baby or with both children. She had chosen eight. One she wanted was a “selfie” – the three of them lying close together in bed, with the baby in the centre.… Continue reading Drawing the smile – Blog 8
The Physical response You’ve been learning about the visual field and making some drawings of the edges of the field –Peripheral drawings. This last blog about the visual field is about that happens physically when you draw in this way Some people end up feeling extremely tired, others experience a kind of wooziness, even… Continue reading Blog 5 On the Visual Field – about the peripheral exercises.
This is the 3rd Blog – drawing exercises found in my book The Creative Eye, and continues exercises about drawing the Visual Field. Awareness of the Visual Shield In the last exercise, you saw – and were aware of – the whole Visal Field. You found you were looking into a large amount of space… Continue reading The Visual Field 2: Continuing the exercise
The Creative Eye: drawing, vision and the brain is a book for everyone who loves drawing and loves to draw. Now I’ve decided to make a blog, mostly of the drawing (and seeing) exercises in the book and other books I am writing.. Click here to see the book: The exercises are designed so you… Continue reading Heather Spears blog – about drawing and the brain