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Posted January 4, 2005
This book is for everybody, not just artists
I can't draw water, but I loved this book. I have tried figure drawing, and all that did was prove that I'm no good at it. But Steinhart's book is full of information about the lives of artists and models that explains a great deal about the artists I've known. It's also beautifully written. Most important for me, though, was that I found in it echoes of the writer's life. We writers are very different from visual artists, but in a few important ways we're very similar, and Steinhart gave me a chance to look at writing in ways I never have before. No matter what you do, if anybody ever called it an art, you'll find this book delightful and fascinating.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 6, 2004
Figure Drawing is more than you may think
Artists who draw from life will throughly enjoy reading along as Steinhart takes you along on his exploration of why we draw. I enjoyed reading his views on the process of drawing and the way we learn to do it and the act that becomes a type of meditation and addiction. I saw so many familar experiences written about in this book but with added perspectives that helped me understand drawing better. This would be a great book to pass around. Figure drawing is happening everywhere and this book will encourage more of us to keep drawing in spite of the lack of market for the finished drawings. Clearly drawing is about more than the end product. Models will enjoy reading this book too and anyone who is curious about the relationship and interaction between artists and models.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 15, 2010
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