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Strokes Of Genius 8

Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
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Inspiration fresh from the studios of 131 master artists! A celebration of creative drawing, the "Strokes of Genius" series showcases standout work from today's top artists. This 8th volume focuses on how artists use texture to bring life and depth to subjects ranging from soulful portraits and expressive still lifes, to beautiful landscapes and pulsing city scenes. Texture plays an essential role in each of these drawings--capturing character, building mood, and paying homage to everyday moments that often go unnoticed. These pages serve up a tantalizing buffet of tactile impressions, from rough tree bark and silky fur to peeling paint and timeworn fabrics. Complete with fascinating, firsthand insights on the drawing techniques behind the textures, "Strokes of Genius 8" offers hours of browsing and inspiration for artists and art-lovers alike. Inside you'll find: 139 magnificent works in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, scratchboard and pen+inkAn exciting range of styles and approaches, presented in subject-themed chaptersA behind-the-scenes look at the tools and methods used to evoke a wide range of natural and manmade textures

Strokes Of Genius

Author : L. Jon Wertheim
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An account of the 2008 Wimbledon men's final describes Rafael Nadal's ultimate triumph over five-time champion Roger Federer and the ways in which the competition reflected optimal applications of skill, sportsmanship, and athletic science.

Strokes Of Genius 3

Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
ISBN : 9781440320637
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"Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand." --Linda Wesner Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of expression and the driving inspiration behind this provoking collection. Strokes of Genius 3 celebrates drawing as an art form in its own right, featuring work from 95 of today's brightest artists. In this brilliant collection of drawings, 95 contemporary artists explore the subjects that touch their hearts and discuss how they capture them in their medium of choice. In addition to traditional pencil, charcoal and ink, you'll find a number of scratchboard, colored pencil and mixed-media works. Subject matter ranges from timeworn city architecture to portraits of beloved dogs, including such perennial favorites as landscapes, harbor scenes, flowers, still life, the human figure and more. 140 world-class drawings, from simple, direct sketches to meticulously layered works of art selected from thousands of submissions Exciting mix of styles, mediums and techniques, presented in subject-specific chapters: Town & County, Portraits, Pets, Still Life, The Human Figure and Wildlife Artists' commentary on the concepts and techniques behind each piece To further explore the "Fresh Perspectives" theme, each featured artist was asked to finish the phrase, "Drawing is...." Their responses, scattered throughout, add yet another dimension to this book: "Drawing is a moment of poetry." "Drawing is to art what physics is to science." "Drawing is art stripped to its bare bones." Above all, it is the art itself that will cause you to keep this volume handy on the coffee table or bookshelf for when you want to curl up, look at the world through these artists' eyes, and come away with a more vivid sense of what drawing is--or can be--to you. Whether you are an artist in search of fresh inspiration or a connoisseur fascinated by great artwork and the processes behind it, Strokes of Genius 3 promises many pleasurable hours of browsing, appreciation and discovery.

Strokes Of Genius

Author : Maysaloun Faraj
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Fully illustrated in color, this comprehensive survey gathers Iraq's globally scattered talents into one volume. Due to recent world events, may Iraqis have had to seek alternative habitations outside their homeland, and an innovative body of artworks has emerged. Much of the new artwork addresses the complexities in the artists' lives, be it outside Iraq, or inside the country, where day to day survival is an enormous struggle. Based on extensive research and interviews, this volume incorporates essays which explore the status and content of current artworks, and a comprehensive collection of biographical notes on the artists.

Strokes Of Genius 5 The Best Of Drawing

Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
ISBN : 9781440323348
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Illustrates the techniques artists use to create drama, tell a story, and pull a viewer in, covering a range of styles and sharing works from contemporary masters.

Strokes Of Genius 2

Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
ISBN : 9781440317484
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Celebrate the beauty, diversity and expression of drawing with this second collection in the Strokes of Genius series - 140 examples of the finest drawing being done today. Fresh from the studios and sketchpads of 100 artists, these striking creations run the gamut from highly detailed, remarkably realistic images that were months in the making, to contour drawings, journal sketches and gestures captured in mere minutes. Selections feature original approaches to landscapes, portraits and other classic subjects, along with offbeat inspirations like vintage photos and washed-off watercolor paintings. In these pages you'll find: A vast range of mediums and combinations, including charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink and more An exciting mix of styles and techniques presented in subject-specific chapters: Portraits, Cityscapes, Animals, the Human Figure, Landscapes and Still Life Firsthand perspective on the processes behind the work, offering expert insights on capturing atmosphere, telling a story, finding the right pose, achieving vitality of line, and much more With a special focus on the power of light and shadow, this work has an immediacy that is honest and engaging. Filled with strokes of poetry, precision and passion, this is a memorable collection of art as well as an inspiring survey of techniques that artists use to translate impressions to paper.

Strokes Of Genius

Author : Thomas Boswell
ISBN : 0140113681
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