The goals of chapters 13 and 14 are simple. Edwards focuses the reader's attention toward the small drawings, as well as drawing slow. She begins in chapter 13 with describing how in one may begin to draw "what they think they see," rather than what they do see, as the left brain wants to make quick logic of the perceived problem. She suggests this exercise contributes to a development drawing skill of "gesture" drawing. In this exercise a person draws, at least fifteen quick drawing of the same object within a 15 minute period. In this practice, she prepares the reader to be aware of the verbal comments the left brain makes. These are usually judgmental, and identifying the object. For example, if drawing one's dog, the left brain goes to the why one can't do it, or a need to slow down. She suggests the reader, prepare their drawing space with pens/pencils and fifteen sheets of paper. And if possible to use a kitchen timer, setting each drawing for a minute. With this exercise, one begins to practice the drawing of edges, shapes, line direction, curves ... and to not focus on the details. When the timer is done, repeat with a new picture. She again cautions about the left brain tactics of finding the flaws. "I don't have time for this," "this is stupid," "that doesn't look right." Pay no attention, keep drawing... have fun!
In chapter 14, Edwards offers another drawing exercise, that is opposite of the gesture drawing. This one she encourages the reader to draw at a "snail's pace." Again to set the timer for one drawing at 10 minutes, and to become aware of the lines, spaces, She suggests to not look at the drawing until complete. The left brain will do the similar types of judgments and critiques, Edward's reminds her reader this is about fear, and fear in this drawing exercise is focused on not being in control. She reminds the reader, this is a normal part of the drawing process. The pure contour drawing develops the practice of seeing edges of the object. She encourages the reader when using this drawing exercise to write down the insight one takes away from the experience, as these have been another way to store learning.
I encourage you to buy a copy of Drawing on the Artist Within for a better understanding of your own creative process. Whether you're a master artist or beginning artist, this is an excellent book.