This incredibly simple drawing hack might just change your life

Screenshot showing a hand drawing a picture of a man upside-down
(Image credit: Drawing and Painting: The Virtual Instructor on YouTube/Future)

While it can sometimes feel like some lucky folk are born with a natural ability to draw, any artist will tell you it's a skill that takes time, effort and practice. That said, here's one incredibly simple drawing hack that could seriously improve your technique – and thought process. 

Drawing and Painting: The Virtual Instructor has shared a tip on YouTube (below) taken from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. The idea is to stop the more analytical left side of the brain from getting in the way of the right, which is responsible for more creative processes. And its as simple as turning your paper upside down. Check out the tutorial below, and if you're looking for more inspiration, take a look at our roundup of the best guides on how to draw.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).