Strokes of genius The best of drawing

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Published
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books c2007.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
144 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781581808612
1581808615
Other Authors
Rachel Rubin Wolf, 1951- (-)
  • Sketchbook
  • People
  • Still life, etc.
  • The figure
  • Animals
  • Landscapes
  • Portraits.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Readers are offered the chance to learn from more than one hundred artists in a collection of sample drawings selected from contest entries, each of which is accompanied by insightful comments from the creators.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Drawing is the most intimate and immediate form of self-expression, fundamental to every artist's ability to communicate with a viewer. The sense of energy and expression that can be captured in mere strokes of graphite, charcoal, ink, pastel, marker or any of the other modest mediums represented in this book is astounding.Strokes of Genius features styles ranging from meticulous realism to imaginative flights of fancy, from lyrical sketches created in minutes to intricately layered renderings that took months to complete.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Awe-inspiring works by contemporary masters, along with the secrets behind its creation.Drawing is the most intimate and immediate form of self-expression, fundamental to every artist's ability to communicate with a viewer. The sense of energy and expression that can be captured in mere strokes of charcoal, ink, pastel, marker or any of the other modest mediums proudly represented in this book is astounding.A glowing celebration of the art of drawing, Strokes of Genius features styles ranging from meticulous realism to imaginative flights of fancy, from lyrical sketches created in minutes to intricately layered renderings that took months to complete.Includes:169 stand-out examples of the finest drawing being done today, selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world.An impressive range of styles, materials and techniques covering a wide array of subjects, including still life, the figure, animals, landscapes, portraits and more.Comments from the artists offer firsthand insight on the creation of each artwork, diverse perspectives on drawing, and fresh ideas and techniques.An incomparable source of inspiration and delight for artists and art lovers, Strokes of Genius contains hundreds of combined years of expertise, artistic breakthroughs and, above all, remarkable drawings that leave a lasting impression.