Anybody have any thoughts on this book and its usefulness? I'm just starting it......
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
I went through it several years ago and it helped me to see a bit better. It has some good exercises. You might be a little too advanced for it, though. I'd be interested to hear how you find it at your level.
lol advanced... i dont think anyone is really to andvance for reading plus ur pretty new to drawing seriously if i remember correctly right yet? well i didnt read it all but i skimmed through it and it seems pretty interesting, i dont think its to essential or as good as other books like the bridgemans and stuff but im sure u already have those, or at least i think u were doing those studies? oh well
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I'm not sure if he laughed at me or you.
The stuff I've seen you draw from life makes me think you can already draw what you see. That's the thrust of the book. That and opening creativity (if I recall).
The nuerological theory is outdated and oversimplified, but the excercises are a good introduction to observational drawing.
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yeah jet, the books pretty good... it's a classic, so it's worth reading just so you can talk about it when people ask you.... it's almost a drawing book for non-artists though, if I rememeber correctly
It's been a loooooong time since I've gone through my copy, but she really gets into visually seeing things in an artist's manner, and using that to improve your drawing, and not so much drawing 'technique' at all..
She does a lot of negative space, contour and 'creative visualization' excersizes, right?
Then again, I might be mixing it up with "The Artists way", another classic 'roots' theory book... I get them frequently confused.
anyway, goodluck, you should tear through that book pretty quick
No blankslate, you got it right. The way I figure follows:
Any book is a possible souce of insight for anyone. no matter what, reading a book will help you somehow, if only slightly broadening your vocabulary. I'm not bragging( ok I am)but in the fifth grade I had a college reading level. This probably had to do with the fact that I had been reading a novel every night since I read my first sentence.When I found out, I never thought that I was too advanced to read the sunday comics, even though they write at the fourth grade level, catering to that of the typical adult. My first words were in complete sentances. My absolute first was," Mommy, I'm constipated." no matter what, that had to take a lot of reading, or listening.
The point is, no matter your level in anything everything helps at least a little, and it adds up.
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