New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain / Edition 2

New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain / Edition 2

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by Betty Edwards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0874774241

ISBN-13: 2900874774244

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards. Now, in an essential companion to her bestselling classic, Edwards offers readers the key to mastering this art form: guided practice in their newfound creative abilities.

Here are forty new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session

Overview

Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards. Now, in an essential companion to her bestselling classic, Edwards offers readers the key to mastering this art form: guided practice in their newfound creative abilities.

Here are forty new exercises that cover each of the five basic skills of drawing. Each practice session includes a brief explanation and instructional drawings, suggestions for materials, sample drawings, and blank pages for the reader's own drawings. Also provided in this spiral-bound workbook is a pullout viewfinder, a crucial tool for effective practice. While The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain focused primarily on portrait drawing with pencil, this workbook gives readers experience in various subject matter--still life, landscape, imaginative drawing-using alternative mediums such as pen and ink, charcoal, and conté crayon.

For all those who are taking a drawing class, who have already received instruction through a book or course, or who prefer to learn by doing, this volume of carefully structured "homework" offers the perfect opportunity to reinforce and improve their skills and expand their repertoire.

Author Biography: Dr. Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, California. She has been profiled by the Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times, Reader's Digest, Time, New York, and the Today show.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900874774244
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Expanded and Updated Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding
2. The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time
3. Your Brain: The Right and Left of It
4. Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Left to Right
5. Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist
6. Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours
7. Perceiving the Shape of a Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space
8. Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective
9. Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease
10. The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows
11. Drawing on the Beauty of Color
12. The Zen of Drawing: Drawing Out the Artist Within

Afterword: Is Beautiful Handwriting a Lost Art?
Postscript
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wanted to go to Art School or at least take lessons,but couldn't afford it? Well, through this book you can become a 'invisible' student in the classroom of a compassionate teacher.Each chapter will be like another 'free' lesson you can acquire. Betty Edwards through this book makes you feel like all your questions are answered so you can understand them.She shares with you knowledge of many years as a art lover, art student, and teacher.Just for the price of your time to read this book!!! You shall recieve a 'hidden' bonus at the end of this book for you will,hopefully start to 'believe' in yourself.So if you really want to find out how to improve you creativity and find new knowledge about yourself.Then maybe you should ask yourself 'Am I worth it?'
Jocelyn_Renee More than 1 year ago
I bought this book wanting to get back into drawing after so many attempts at failing. I bought both this book and the workbook. I have had this book for a week and already i am seeing drastic improvements in my drawing. It took me from being so unconfident in my work i didnt want to draw at all, to now showing it to all of my friends. It explains everything very well and it is so easy to understand. Even if you have never drawn anything in your life. This book boosts your confidence with just the first exercise! I recommend this to anyone who wants to draw. I was going to take a summer drawing class costing $125, and since ive bought this book i have no need for the class, so i just saved a ton of money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book singlehandedly gave me the foundation for the confidence to draw, and draw well within a month. The excercises are easy to follow, and the author has provided the psychological tools to help anyone draw with confidence. From the time I began reading to the time I finished the last excercise the results were astounding. I'd highly recommend it for anyone interested in drawing to use this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is about drawing as a mind-expanding exercise, as a means of exercising your ability to see the world in new ways. Edwards has found that the adroit use of certain tricks can help people learn to switch their modes of perception at will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did some research and found out this book was rated very high and now I know why. I have taken one art class with a really great teacher, who I learned so much from and she used this book as the text for the class. Very good book...5 stars from me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 40 years old. A few weeks ago I could not draw to save my life. Then this book came and changed all that. I'm only half way through it and I am totally confounded by what this book has taught me. It has brought joy into my life that I simply thought was not possible. It is like I was blind and now I can see. If you think you cannot draw, this book will change your mind forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to help out my students who are new to art and drawing classes. Many of them believe that you have to be "talented" to draw and using the examples in this book helped me to show them just how well everyone can draw, with just a little bit of help ... and relaxing their expectations, too, of course! :) Great book. Thanx for making it so much fun to teach drawing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a former stick-figure artist, I can honestly say that this book has changed the way I draw and think. With the help of its easy to follow instructions and helpful illistrations, I have improved miraculously. I would seriously recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn and/or improve their drawing skills. The book's readability makes it the perfect art instruction book for people of all ages.
SarahAB More than 1 year ago
This is my second copy of this book - my first one from many, many years ago actually fell apart from use - Great Book! Great for teaching!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At nearly 70 years old, I am learning more about drawing than I learned in three years of Art classes in high school. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn how to approach drawing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because of the reviews and I was not disappointed. I was drawing better than I ever had by the end of day one. People were complementing my drawings by the end of day five I finished the book in seven days and the results are amazing. Go to Barnes and Noble and look at the before after drawings on pages 19 and 20. They are not exaggerations I got similar results and in some cases my drawings were better. Keep in mind that those improvements came in just five days. People would tell me that all you need to do to get better at drawing is practice but after practicing and getting no results I was discouraged. First you need this book then all you need is practice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a requirement for a drawing class I was taking. I actually learned how to draw with this book!! I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to draw! AIO
Guest More than 1 year ago
I studied with Betty Edwards at Cal State Long Beach in the 1980s and it was an amazing class. We all went from drawing small and timidly to large and confidently, in addition to learning how to tap into our innate creativity. I've been missing that creativity lately and wanted to buy her old book, but was overjoyed to find it's been updated. You cannot go wrong in buying this book.
skye2005 More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely well written. It is easy to follow and understand. In just a couple of days I have seen a drastic improvement in my own drawing. I have attempted to draw things I never would have even tried befreo and been very suitably impressed.
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Great book for the beginner. It explains things that experienced artists do naturally. However, the first couple of chapters are a bit repetitive and I skimmed through the dribbled repeated parts.
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