Strokes of Genius 5 - The Best of Drawing: Design and Composition (Strokes of Genius: the Best of Drawing)

Strokes of Genius 5 - The Best of Drawing: Design and Composition (Strokes of Genius: the Best of Drawing)

Rachel Rubin Wolf

Language: English

Pages: 62

ISBN: B013IL4KLM

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"Do not only draw what you see," encourages artist Gary Rudisill (p55), "create what you feel." In Strokes of Genius 5, that feeling is delivered through strong and inventive design. Covering a tantalizing range of styles, the work within illustrates the many ways today's best artists choreograph shape, value, line, texture and color into compositions that create drama, tell a story, and pull viewers in. Featuring unusual perspectives, tantalizing contrasts and other dynamic design elements, Strokes of Genius 5 delivers fresh inspiration for artists of every skill level and medium.

Art and inspiration from 91 contemporary masters in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, scratch board, pen and ink, and more.
120 masterful works--landscapes, figures, portraits, urban scenes, animals and still lifes--in a wonderful diversity of styles.
Expert tips, techniques and stories behind the designs.

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explain, as he feels that she will realize the importance of this pair of boots when she grows up. Yet it is his reserved personality that hinders the conversation. This dilemma is portrayed through the interplay of light and shadow, together with the spatial arrangement. Each boot symbolizes a different aspect of the man. In the foreground, the boot with the shoelace neatly and firmly tied speaks of the man’s forefront image, keeping to himself. The loose, left-as-is shoelace sheds light on the

straining to maintain his stoic expression. I first shaded the white paper with the long side of a piece of charcoal, obtaining a midtoned drawing ground. Next I added the details by alternately pulling out the highlights with the tip of an eraser and creating darker shadows and outlines with the charcoal’s tip. “From cave drawings to abstract expressionism to photorealism, the most compelling element in art is its ability to capture humanity.” —Amy L. Hacker HER HIVENESS Jeffrey Randolph

of America Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists cathypascoe@live.ca uptowngallerywaterloo.com UpTown Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • Reflections and Refractions Bill Perkins 3996 Sunsetridge Rd. Moorpark, CA 93201 805.231.4728 billperkinsart@yahoo.com billperkinsart.com highstreetstudio.com • 2 to Go • Zorro 20 • A Windy Cup Paul J. Pickard Skillman, NJ pjpickard@gmail.com • West of Ashtabula Susan Cone Porges Pastel Society of America Degas Pastel Society Portrait

Graphite on 140-lb. (300gsm) hot-pressed watercolor paper 2" × 4" (5cm × 10cm) Almost any picture of a train forces a certain kind of composition. Fans of railroad photography refer with some disdain to the “wedgie” shot. However, to me, these compositions have an immediacy more complex compositions lack. They have the feeling of “Hey, the train is coming, let’s go get a picture.” I usually work from photographs but always alter them. Because of their small size, I work with magnification and

16" × 131⁄2" (41cm × 34cm) This is an inside view of the Rock of Cashel from a photo I took while visiting Ireland. I was drawn to the perspective of the building from the point of view looking upward into the sky. This place has a mystical energy; you can almost hear the walls talking to you. My intent was to give the viewer the same magical feeling. I approach my charcoal drawings very similar to oil painting, starting with the background and moving toward the foreground. I begin with the

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