Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing by Rachel Rubin Wolf

By Rachel Rubin Wolf

Awe-inspiring works by way of modern masters, in addition to the secrets and techniques in the back of its creation.

Drawing is the main intimate and speedy kind of self-expression, basic to each artist's skill to speak with a viewer. The experience of strength and expression that may be captured in mere strokes of charcoal, ink, pastel, marker or any of the opposite modest mediums proudly represented during this publication is astounding.

A gleaming get together of the paintings of drawing, Strokes of Genius good points kinds starting from meticulous realism to ingenious flights of fancy, from lyrical sketches created in mins to intricately layered renderings that took months to complete.

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169 stand-out examples of the best drawing being performed at the present time, chosen from countless numbers of submissions from round the world.
An awesome diversity of types, fabrics and strategies protecting a wide range of topics, together with nonetheless lifestyles, the determine, animals, landscapes, photographs and more.
Comments from the artists supply firsthand perception at the construction of every art, diversified views on drawing, and clean rules and techniques.
An incomparable resource of proposal and pleasure for artists and paintings fans, Strokes of Genius comprises countless numbers of mixed years of craftsmanship, creative breakthroughs and, notably, notable drawings that depart a long-lasting effect.

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Life drawing forces an artist to think in the moment and quickly capture the pose without second guessing. RECLINING NUDE Annette Smith . Charcoal and Conté . 18" × 24" (46cm × 61cm) DREAMLAND Diane E. Leifheit . Charcoal and charcoal pencil . 14" × 24" (36cm × 61cm) The Last Pose I have facilitated life-drawing sessions for over ten years in a community environment that attracts artists of all levels and ages. Each session begins with ten one-minute warm-up poses and works up to the last half-hour pose.

Shadows on photographs appear darker than they actually are, so I take this into account and try to lighten them up a bit and give them more depth. 51 ON 31 Steve Clay . Graphite . indd 56 2/13/07 10:30:24 AM MACHINERY I Leah F. Waichulis . Charcoal and pastel . 9" × 8" (23cm × 20cm) Weathered Character I love to focus on narrative scenes, taking inspiration from interesting abandoned buildings and other man-made objects near my hometown. I strive for my work to be personal and identifiable by showing the impact of human life through the character and history of the weathered settings left behind.

A breakthrough came when I searched for a new drawing tool to set my creativity free: a Pilot V7 blue ink pen. With this pen, expressive, lyrical lines and shapes seem to almost produce themselves, an elusive feat for me with graphite. The pen flows best on smooth papers. Spritzing the drawing with water disperses the line and brings the drawing to life. indd 34 2/13/07 10:08:41 AM Gesture for Fun This drawing was one of a series of quick two-minute gesture drawings I did using pen and ink. I added the color later with a brush and colored inks.

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