Friday, August 3, 2012

Sketchbook Friday: The Battle of the Left Brain Vs the Right Brain

Do you ever feel the right side of your brain struggling with the left side of your brain? Have you ever laid in bed quietly and tried to exercise one side of your brain at a time? Asking yourself to think about something very logically and then very emotionally? These exercises can really be a lot to take in, especially when you start to understand a little about each side of your mind and where it takes you. This sketch was based on that struggle as I sat at work contemplating upcoming life decisions. My mind was switching back and fourth between sides like a teeter-totter with Nos injections at both ends, or like badly played dueling banjos. Granted, while the ticks and tacks of the hailstorm in my head cause me an uneasy feeling, I do respect and cherish the intensity and creativity of those flares. Looking at the drawing now I wonder if I often draw myself as if I was a teenager, since that is often how I feel on the inside, or perhaps I just wish I was a lot younger than I am. The youthful figure at the bottom is definitely an idealistic boyish version of myself.

Each Friday at noon I scan in one new sketch or drawing from one of my many sketchbooks. Many times my sketches are ideas for larger projects that you might find on my fine art website William Hessian dot com, or as projects right here on my Bearded Bunny art blog. If you enjoy these sketches make sure to also see my Favorite 20 sketches from 2011 or go back and check out all of the sketchbook friday posts.

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