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Paperback Drawing on the Artist Within Book

ISBN: 067163514X

ISBN13: 9780671635145

Drawing on the Artist Within

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Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.AH-HA I SEE IT NOW Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on -- the...

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7 ratings

Wonderful book filled with great information.

I love the instructional value of the book. I am a non-artist looking to expand my artistic drawing interests.

Totally delightful book!

I love to learn new things and with this book I learned something new on every page. The most surprising thing I learned is a new way to think.

It's worth buying for the part on analog drawing

This book is not a substitute for Betty Edwards' basic book on drawing, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. This book is about the creative process. So it applies to more than drawing or even visual art. For me, the part on analog drawing opened up a whole new way to develop my work. I've used it in dream interpretation and personal growth as well as for my artwork. As an artist-blacksmith, analog drawing with sumi brush and India ink has enabled me to express very specific feelings and states of being with bars of iron. You may find parts of the book unnecessarily complicated. I don't use everything in the book. But it's worth buying for the chapter on analog drawing. If you've ever had any doubts about your ability to express yourself in art, this book can dispel them completely.

Even better than "Drawing on the right side of the brain"

This book is the sequel to Betty Edwards brilliant "Drawing on the right side of the brain", but it does contain most of the material in the other title (except for the section on colour) and adds to it a lot of material on creativity and problem solving through drawing. Mrs Edwards method is incredible (I am the one who reviewed the other book as "Took me from stick men to portraits in three days"). If this book included the color section as well it would be perfect.

I loved this book, thank you Betty.

This book took me from an average artist to an excellent artist. I can now draw portraits like a DaVinci. I now have a portfolio that I'm proud of. It taught me how to look with an "eye" of an artist, and I would recomend it to anyone who wishes to improve their ability to draw. There are lessons that teach you how to experss your feeling in your art, no matter what the medium.

What an awakening of new consciousness!

I read this book as an optional "Directed Reading" for a course in Creative Problem-Solving with the University of Oklahoma. It is ironic that I had just completed all six of Frank Herbert's Dune novels just before beginning Drawing with all its exercises. My first thought was, "This is truly 'BeneGesserit' stuff!" The author guides the reader into total participation with the material and helps one to coax that much-suppressed "right brain" mode of perception and comprehension into awareness--and it is truly revelatory of the richness of one's immediate world which normally remains unexplored. Amazing it is, too, how one's skill in writing in images (i.e., drawing) improves with full interaction with the book. This is a good read, one which I suggest for those who would like to increase their awareness of the world around them and who would like to recapture some of the childlike wonder at the universe.

Would you like to sketch like Picasso? And upside down?

This is more than a book about drawing. It is a book about the creative process and techniques to tap into one's creative source. They work, and Dr. Edwards gives ample examples and exercises to get her points across. For me, it has been a breakthrough book.

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