If you’ve been following along from the beginning, way back on January 1, you’ll realize that memory drawing is work. It’s not especially difficult, but it is work and boring and . . . Nonetheless, the payoff is great, assuming that you remain diligent. Don’t fret, after six months or so your memory will have markedly improved and the exercises will become less formalized.
Like the last two weeks, we are staying with value-memory for this week’s exercise. Next week we’ll combine shape and value to keep things interesting. For now, these five-square sets ought to challenge you a bit. Don’t forget to alternate between impression and analysis.
Be aware that your printer may not be up to the task of printing some of the subtle variations between some of the squares. If that is the case, you could either use the images directly from your screen or create your own squares out of construction paper. If you do the latter, be sure to use squares with values that are close to each other, rather than highly contrasted.
Earlier in the series I hinted that I was planning on releasing a book this Spring, about memory drawing. Well, we’re on track and it ought to be available within a month. Rest assured that once we have an active Amazon link, I’ll post it on this blog. The ISBN is 978-0980045444.
In the meantime, below is the cover mockup, back/front.