Posted by eoffg on July 08 2006 11:11 AM
As a Visual Artist, their is no such thing as 'not good at drawing/art'!
Whilst I think of Drawing / Art as creative expression?
You perhaps raise the other side of Drawing, where we 'look at something and then draw it'?
Which of course directly relates to Visual Spatial Dyscalculia?
To draw something that you are looking at, you need to look at it, then capture an image of it in your mind. Which then becomes your reference as you look across to your paper and pencil.
Then to start drawing it?
But if the image in your mind of what you were looking at, has disappeared by the time you shift your eyes across to the paper?
Then you have lost your reference?
Bubble thanks for bringing this to my attention!
I have been trying to develop some simple exercises for Members with Visual Spatial Dyscalculia, to develop visualisation skills?
Where Drawing Exercises would be a perfect way to approach it!
But then you wrote:"So if you're not good at drawing/art, is this a dyscalculic's way of being creative?"
Where what I wrote above, refers to a Visual Thinking process.
Yet Dyscalculics are generally Verbal Thinkers?
Who dont create a visual image of what they are thinking.
But instead, do it with words rather than pictures.
Where what is now defined as Dyscalculia, is what I would suggest a difficulty coping with a Maths System designed by and suited to Visual Thinkers.
Yet on the other side, are Dyslexics, who are generally Visual Thinkers.
Who have great difficulty with a written language system designed by Verbal Thinkers?
So their is this ongoing struggle?