Drawing With your Artist's Brain
Learn to Draw What You See, Not What You Think You SeeBook - 2007 | 1st ed
SEE like an artist, and draw like a pro!
If you think you can't draw, it's all in your head. Every time you pick up a pencil, a battle rages between the two sides of your brain: Your analytical brain, which wants to generalize and take shortcuts; and your visual brain, which sees it like it is.
This innovative guide helps the "good guy" always win!
Following the success of his first book, Painting with Your Artist's Brain (North Light Books), Carl Purcell shows that the secret to creating true-to-life renderingsand overcoming the most common drawing problemsis silencing your bossy logical nature and letting your artistic side do what it does best. Thirteen interactive exercises and 10 step-by-step demonstrations lead you on an in-depth exploration of essential drawing skills:
- seeing values correctly
- searching for relationships of angle, size and position
- defining form with line and edge
- exploring the relationship between objects and space
- tying everything together with value patterns
- making the most of your sketchbook
You'll take the same observation-based approach whether you're drawing a pear, a portrait or a landscape. No subject will be beyond your reach, and you'll be amazed at your sudden mastery of drawing!