Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension and Space

Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension and Space


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Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension and Space by Rachel Rubin Wolf

There is something almost magical about looking at a two-dimensional surface and experiencing a visceral sense of depth and dimension. In this 7th edition of the celebrated Strokes of Genius series, 120 of today's best artists share successful approaches to creating that wondrous illusion of space—from a tight, shallow place that reflects the emotional state of the model, to wide open vistas that seem to go on forever.

Inside you'll find:

  • 135 inspirational drawings in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink, scratchboard and more
  • An exciting diversity of styles and techniques, presented in subject-themed chapters: portraits, landscapes, animals, still lifes and figures
  • Practical artist-to-artist advice, insights and anecdotes you won't find anywhere else
Books on art theory put forth concepts like contrast, edges and perspective. Strokes of Genius brings those theories to life, showing how today's artists put them to work. Each drawing is a unique, real-world lesson on how to manipulate value, light, shadows, details and more to evoke a feeling of depth and invite the viewer in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440336713
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 570,840
Product dimensions: 12.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rachel Rubin Wolf is a freelance editor and artist. She has edited and written many fine art books for North Light including Watercolor Secrets ; the Splash: The Best of Watercolor series; the Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing series; The Best of Wildlife Art (editions 1 and 2); The Best of Portrait Painting ; Best of Flower Painting 2 ; The Acrylic Painter's Book of Styles and Techniques ; Painting Ships, Shores and the Sea ; and Painting the Many Moods of Light. She also has acquired numerous fine art book projects for North Light Books and has contributed to magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur and Wildlife Art.

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