Strokes of Genius 4: The Best Drawing: Exploring Line by Rachel Rubin Wolf

By Rachel Rubin Wolf

Artwork, thought and insights from a hundred+ modern day masters!

Line is arguably the main basic and direct point in paintings, and in addition the main expressive--as own as handwriting. Strokes of Genius four explores the creative linework of greater than a hundred modern masters. those artists inform the tales in their assorted topics via powerful verticals and sweeping diagonals, fast staccatos and unfastened, sensuous strokes. Captions percentage insights on how they use line to steer the attention, create circulate, exhibit personality, and upload intensity, drama and texture.

Inside you'll find:

Art and proposal from greater than a hundred of today's top artists

140 masterful items in charcoal, pencil, pastel, pen and more

Diverse subject material: pix, landscapes, nonetheless existence, figures and animals

Styles starting from minimalism to photorealism

From quickly sketches to complete rendered art, Strokes of Genius four bargains clean rules and designated views to gasoline artists in any medium.

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Qxp:Color Drawing 2 2 46 Media and 9/29/06 12:23 PM Page 46 Paper White Paper durable, and has sufficient grain (or tooth) to allow effective use of color pencils and pastels. Markers can also be used successfully on bond paper, but they will Bond Paper tend to bleed more than on other papers described in this chapter, due to its During the design process, you will frequently want to add some quick greater absorbency (see figures 3-20 (a) and 3-20 (b)). Remember to use color to a black-and-white copy of a line drawing or computer-generated alcohol-based rather than xylol-based markers on these machine-produced drawing that has been reproduced on bond paper (figures 2-13 through 2-16).

Gray can set the value of a color, whose hue and chroma used over most felt-tipped pens, on diazo prints, on all papers, and even over each can be determined later with subsequent applications of color pencil or pastel. other with no ill effects, provided they are used with restraint. French grays are slightly yellow reddish, warm grays slightly reddish, and cool Because marker colorant is aniline dye, it tends to fade with continuous grays a touch bluish in hue. The same observations apply to gray color pencils.

In many design and presentation situations we at CommArts use hand media, rather than digital technologies, because they are faster, simpler, and offer a more direct way to create color design illustrations. In terms of person-hours, these illustrations are more cost-effective. Many effects and illusions can be created with only a few steps, as you will see later in this book. However, they are completely compatible with digital technologies. qxp:Color Drawing 2 2 34 Media and 9/29/06 12:23 PM Page 34 Paper manipulation on a computer—for editing and color adjustments, for importation of other imagery into the drawing, for inclusion into documents, for digital transmission, and even for billboard-size enlargement.

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