Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing

A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within

Book - 2009
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The many people who long to draw--but feel too intimidated to try--will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it's packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of

images of work by well-known artists from Debuffet to Jim Dine--and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition.

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781600592812
1600592813
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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djephe
Oct 23, 2013

I like this book. I wish I could attend the event that/which the book is trying to recreate. I need cheerleaders.

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Lucchesa
Jul 23, 2011

This book teaches abstract drawing, which also happens to be a great way for resistant people to better understand modern art. It's gorgeously illustrated with an unusually fine and thoughtful selection of drawings, both representational and non-objective. Even if you are interested in more traditional kinds of drawing, the exercises are great for loosening up & creating a freer, more expressive line.

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