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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.
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About the Author
Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, California. She is the author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the, the world's most widely used drawing instructional, which has been translated into thirteen foreign languages with U.S. sales of almost three million copies. She speaks regularly at universities, art schools, and companies, including the Walt Disney Corporation and the Apple Corporation.
Table of Contents
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