Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing

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Rachel Rubin Wolf
North Light Books, Jul 1, 2007 - Art - 144 pages
3 Reviews
Awe-inspiring works by contemporary masters, along with the secrets behind its creation.

Drawing is the most intimate and immediate form of self-expression, fundamental to every artist's ability to communicate with a viewer. The sense of energy and expression that can be captured in mere strokes of charcoal, ink, pastel, marker or any of the other modest mediums proudly represented in this book is astounding.

A glowing celebration of the art of drawing, Strokes of Genius features styles ranging from meticulous realism to imaginative flights of fancy, from lyrical sketches created in minutes to intricately layered renderings that took months to complete.

Includes:
  • 169 stand-out examples of the finest drawing being done today, selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world.
  • An impressive range of styles, materials and techniques covering a wide array of subjects, including still life, the figure, animals, landscapes, portraits and more.
  • Comments from the artists offer firsthand insight on the creation of each artwork, diverse perspectives on drawing, and fresh ideas and techniques.

An incomparable source of inspiration and delight for artists and art lovers, Strokes of Genius contains hundreds of combined years of expertise, artistic breakthroughs and, above all, remarkable drawings that leave a lasting impression.

  

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User Review  - reachel - Overstock.com

This is literally "the best of drawing" from the authors of the Splash series for watercolor. Stokeks of Genius gives us the most remarkable renderings ever seen in one volume. From delightful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eliel - Goodreads

An interesting collection of inspiring pieces. Read full review

Contents

Sketchbook
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Still Life etc
The Figure
Animals
Landscapes
Portraits
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Index

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About the author (2007)

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius. She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine.

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