18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Drawing a veteran from the right side of the brain

Calling all artists! Have you heard of "drawing from the right side of the brain?" Drawing what you see is surprisingly easier when you concentrate on the lines and proportions of each feature upside-down. If everything was right-side up, you might start to draw the way you think something should look (from memory) rather than how they really look in this portrait. Once you draw it all upside-down, when you're done you just flip it right-side up... and voila -- you'll see a Norman Rockwell like drawing of one of America's favorite activities: a veteran's well-deserved afternoon nap.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Long Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: LG-VN251
Copyright: © Michelle Smith