by Sam Piyasena & Beverly Philip
Here is the description for the book:
“This unusual book serves several different purposes, starting with its guaranteed appeal to both professionals and amateurs who like to pick up a pencil and draw. Art students seeking a change of pace will respond to the authors’ very informal approach, seeing the lessons as fun-to-do confidence builders that emphasize the value of creative freedom. Every exercise can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.”
I was scrolling and came across a page that talked about how Salvador Dali was influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories on psychoanalysis of the unconscious mind. Dali has explained many times that his artwork is based on his perception of his own dreams.
So Philip, encouraged readers to do what Salvador Dali did and create something based on a personal dream. These are the instructions:
1. Put a sketchbook next to your bed.
2. Immediately when you wake up, draw any images or messages from your dream.
3. In your drawing, try to express the emotional and visual characteristics of your dream.
4. The drawings could come out being literal depictions or more abstract and expressive interpretations.
I finally completed this exercise and here are my results: