Your Artist's Brain: Use the Right Side of Your Brain to Draw and Paint what You See - Not what You Think You See

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F+W Media, May 27, 2010 - Art - 208 pages
3 Reviews
Overcome the obstacles to your artistic expression

Improving your artwork can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. Your Artist's Brain shows you how to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see - not what you think you see.

Expert art instructor Carl Purcell shows you how to overcome dependency on the "intellectual brain" and listen carefully to the more observant "artist's brain."

With Your Artist's Brain, you'll learn visual skills and artistic techniques that will instantly make you a better artist, no matter what your medium.

  • 22 step-by-step demonstrations on key relationships between shapes, spaces, subjects, backgrounds, angles, sizes, values and more
  • Easy examples and fun exercises teaching you how to "see" and design great compositions
  • "Points to Remember" sidebars that allow you to quickly grasp each concept
Maximize the power of your artist's brain today and embark on the path to creating better art.

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Review: Your Artist's Brain: Use the Right Side of Your Brain to Draw and Paint What You See - Not What You Think You See

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Absolutely loved this book! Full of great advice and improved how I do art. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn to draw or improve your realism. Read full review

Review: Your Artist's Brain: Use the Right Side of Your Brain to Draw and Paint What You See - Not What You Think You See

User Review  - Annette M. - Goodreads

Great book that diagnoses drawing problems and gives great tips for correcting problems. I learned a new measuring system for drawing and am am enjoying drawing more;although I still draw slowly. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Carl Purcell has taught beginning drawing, figure drawing, watercolor painting and art appreciation at Snow College in Utah for 30+ years. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and an honorary member of the Utah Watercolor Society; a member of both the Nevada Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. He is on the board of directors for the Central Utah Art Center. http://www.carlpurcell.com/

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