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Strokes of Genius 4 - The Best of Drawing: Exploring Line by Rachel Rubin Wolf

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By Rachel Rubin Wolf

Paintings, proposal and insights from a hundred+ modern day masters!

Line is arguably the main basic and direct aspect in paintings, and likewise the main expressive--as own as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the creative linework of greater than a hundred modern masters. those artists inform the tales in their assorted topics via robust verticals and sweeping diagonals, quickly staccatos and unfastened, sensuous strokes. Captions proportion insights on how they use line to guide the attention, create stream, show personality, and upload intensity, drama and texture.

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Art and suggestion from greater than a hundred of today's top artists
140 masterful items in charcoal, pencil, pastel, pen and more
Diverse subject material: images, landscapes, nonetheless existence, figures and animals
Styles starting from minimalism to photorealism
From speedy sketches to complete rendered paintings, Strokes of Genius 4 bargains clean rules and certain views to gas artists in any medium.

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Indd 54 6/26/12 2:04 PM LUCCA, ITALY | GRACE L. HAVERTY Ink and watercolor in Holbein sketchbook 10½" × 8½" (27cm × 22cm) This was a sketch I did on-site in the little village of Lucca, Italy. I began at the rooftops and worked my way down and from side to side using a Micron waterproof pen. To me, an incorrect line with character is much more interesting than a perfect one with little or no feeling. As I worked my way down I decided to leave the umbrellas and figures uncolored. I wanted the main focus to be the colorful buildings and windows.

The building and windows were carefully mapped, and on the whole negatively drawn, but the statue and flag were a challenge. indd 34 6/26/12 2:03 PM NORTHWEST COAST | BRUCE J. NELSON Colored pencil on Rising museum board 25" × 20" (64cm × 51cm) On a trip to the Olympic National Park, WA (coastal strip) with my 4" × 5" (10cm × 13cm) camera, I left the trail to see what was out there. It wasn’t very far to the edge, but it took me quite a while to beat my way through the salal brush. All of a sudden I came to the edge and was rewarded with the view that is portrayed here.

A few quick strokes with a brush pen suggest how I was experiencing the place at the time. Lines in my drawings are just scribbles that suggest what I see. Let the viewer fill in the details. indd 57 6/26/12 2:05 PM I like to playfully contrast two different types of line. Dotted lines are softer, giving a relaxed feeling with space to play. Straight, solid lines give direct eye movement that creates strong, tense expression. —SOON Y. WARREN When I paint in watercolor I am always one brushstroke away from disaster, but when I draw with graphite I am only one erasure away from salvation —STUART GIVOT A SEA FIGHT | STUART GIVOT Graphite on paper 4" × 7" (10cm × 18cm) After purchasing a couple of Koh-I-Noor 5616 2mm lead holders (of which I have plenty but I am physically unable to walk out of an art supply store without buying something) and another three tubes of Staedtler HB, 2H and 2B carbon leads (I now have enough to draw a line twice around the world), I, of course, had to test the items.

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