By Rachel Rubin Wolf
Artwork, suggestion and insights from a hundred+ modern day masters!
Line is arguably the main basic and direct aspect in artwork, and in addition the main expressive--as own as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the inventive linework of greater than a hundred modern masters. those artists inform the tales in their diverse matters via robust verticals and sweeping diagonals, quickly staccatos and free, sensuous strokes. Captions percentage insights on how they use line to steer the attention, create flow, show personality, and upload intensity, drama and texture.
Inside you'll find:
Art and concept from greater than a hundred of today's most sensible artists
140 masterful items in charcoal, pencil, pastel, pen and more
Diverse subject material: photographs, landscapes, nonetheless lifestyles, figures and animals
Styles starting from minimalism to photorealism
From fast sketches to complete rendered paintings, Strokes of Genius 4 bargains clean principles and targeted views to gas artists in any medium.
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Additional resources for Strokes of Genius 4 - The Best of Drawing: Exploring Line
While these gestural strokes will deﬁne the subject matter, it is the lines and shapes that I don’t draw—including the edges of the paper—that give form and strength to the composition. When I am conﬁdent in my foundation drawing, I incorporate other media, alternately painting and drawing. indd 56 6/26/12 2:05 PM OAK TREE | RAY-MEL CORNELIUS Ink on paper 4½" × 7½" (11cm × 19cm) This is a sketchbook drawing executed on-site. At a friend’s ranch I used a Sharpie pen to capture the oak tree’s sprawling growth pattern and the play of light on its surface.
The shadows of the stick ﬁgures represent the ancient bushmen paintings that can be seen close by within Kruger National Park. indd 45 6/26/12 2:04 PM Line is like a bird—full of endlessly wonderful combinations of flight and melody. —BUFF ELTING FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN | BUFF ELTING Compressed charcoal, colored pencil and soft pastel on handmade elephant paper 26" × 32" (66cm × 81cm) Clouds possess magical qualities. But those produced by a raging forest ﬁre are terrifying. While witnessing this ﬁre, I made sketches, photos and videos as enormous bombers disappeared like gnats into the smoke, emerging like comets with tails of ﬁery orange ﬂame retardant.
It is a direct contour drawing that happily ﬁlls the page of my sketchbook. No pencil lines were drawn ﬁrst. Line is the most important of all graphic elements and is the most convenient device for dividing, containing, describing or expressing. —GERALD BROMMER ABOVE THE MISTY CHASM | STEPHEN GJERTSON Pencil and white pencil 17" × 25" (43cm × 64cm) During the 1980s and early 1990s I spent summers drawing and painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The trees in this drawing had been toppled by the high waves crashing against the rocks during the fall of 1981.