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How to Draw-Drawing Your Way Learn To Draw Like a Pro With Your Own Individual Style, Quickly, Easily & Naturally. Volume 1. Sense Awareness [Kindle Edition]

Julia M. Busch
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Book Description

When you look for a book on how to draw, understand that....

There truly is only ONE WAY TO DRAW – that way is YOUR WAY! Whether you’re a beginning or advanced student doesn’t matter.

A CHILD CREATES BEFORE HE OR SHE IS TAUGHT THAT HE OR SHE MUST IMITATE...The far-reaching implications of this statement are overwhelming.

Couple this with the fact that a DRAWING IS AN ABSTRACTION, whether the subject is a model, landscape, or still-life, and you are catapulted into another realm.

While a drawing can appear very “realistic,” as a photograph is realistic, a drawing is none-the-less an abstraction no matter how close the likeness is to the subject.

Unless something is recreated atom for atom, molecule for molecule, cell for cell, it is forever an abstraction. Even a photograph is a two dimensional abstraction of something that generally exists in the third dimension.

The recognition of these concepts should FREE THE ARTIST TOTALLY.

This means an artist, intentionally or unintentionally, has no choice but to interpret through his or her own senses and express his or her individuality, creativity and vision.

How deep, rich and individual that vision is depends on the artist’s ability to see, feel, interpret and employ the tools and techniques of the chosen medium.

Starting with initial sense perceptions, the Drawing Your Way series will help you to focus with new eyes that create, not attempt to imitate. The objective is to FREE AND ENRICH THE CREATIVE ARTIST IN YOU.

The concepts, exercises, and mechanics in the Drawing Your Way series will be valid only in the way you allow them to affect you as a unique individual.

YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND. What you do with what is presented in this series is as personal as the signature you sign and the way you sign that signature.

In any given exercise, what and how you see, feel, or sense will be totally yours, and will reflect who you are, from the initial perception to your resultant awareness.

We are not concerned with the Art in the history books, the mystique of art, the current fad in the marketplace or prevailing esthetics. The art you will be refining is your own sensory awareness and your personal drawing technique that will reach into your very core to EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL VISION.

It is critical that each exercise be taken in order, taken seriously, and with your full concentration. Do not jump around.

Each lesson is presented simply and directly, and designed to unfold a panorama of sensations and learning experiences that will lead you to draw your way.

Of prime importance is seeing, feeling, and becoming aware; and like your signature, exciting drawings that will amaze your friends, family, classmates, and/or clients will flow like magic from your pen, crayon, pencil, and paintbrush, quickly, easily and naturally.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2614 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Kosmic Kurrents/Anti-Aging Press, Inc. (August 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X6U72O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #709,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased "Drawing Your Way" because I am interested in improving my skills as a drawer.
I was taught how to draw in an old fashioned way measuring the length of the different lines with my arm stretched and a ruler in my hand. As a result my drawings tended to be ordinary and a bit boring.
Julia Busch teaches you a new way of making fascinating art with your personal mystery, magic, adventure, discovery, associations, animations, invention, and realization - your own sensivity and feeling.
The book contains many fine and interesting exercises that opened my eyes for new possibilities expressing myself on paper.
The advice "Be What You Draw" helped me to understand how to draw with emotional vitality.
This informative and educational book is a must for anyone interested in taking their drawing skills to the next level.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wish come true, to really learn to draw. August 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is everything for those of us (me) that needs a nudge to cross over and truly learn to draw without all those art students lurking with great looking artwork before one gets to even know there are basic 'rules'. The basics in this great book help in giving one a fair shake to know something of the technical qualities to truly learn to draw, something I have always wanted to do and something beyond my third grade efforts amongst all those that had a real gift. Gifts can be developed I was told - yeah right - well this helps nurture a desire into possibly a talent just for oneself!
Thank You Julia for helping me realize a dream held within for over 50 years! A budding artist is just beginning the bud process thanks to this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing Your Way - awesome book! August 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was most interested in seeing this book because I have seen the artwork created by the author whose creativity in many art forms I respected. The exercises in the book will surely bring out the new artist's own creativity, without stifling it. Learning to trust in one's own 'inner eye' and being able to transcribe what you see into art will surely come about by working with this books information!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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There was a day when I was told a child in kinder takes home their drawing the same day I was like wow of course they do.I have them in my own home, from my friends children and treasure them ,one drawing is at least 16 years old.

Precious memories, yes! If you want to have your own precious memories go and take some words of encouragement from this book and become that artist you have always wished to be.

I am so amazing at what I have read here that its not possible to put it all on a review but it is possible to say please don't regret leaving it behind......

How will you ever know you had any regrets ONLY AFTER PURCHASING AND READING WHAT I SAW....then you will say I am so please I listen to the advice and took a book home with me . Are you up to the challenge , I know I am and I'm thrilled to have come across this book when I did I KNOW I can get to work and actually enjoy the experience .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book for beginners December 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a lovely book for those who are beginners at drawing and want to express their artistic side, like me! Loved how the author tries to bring out your unique way of drawing using all your senses. Very interesting way indeed. So I got all the materials needed and guess what! I got myself drawing and felt exactly like some years ago, when I was a kid! Awesome feeling! Thanks Julia
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to draw my way November 20, 2012
By leslie
Format:Kindle Edition
This book allows one to step out of the box that we are taught is art. It gives you step by step activities to enhance your sensitivities and be comfortable in expressing them. Just working through the first part of this book has allowed me to express my creativity.I am excited to see how this book will further allow me freedom in my drawing .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Draw with Awareness November 22, 2013
By Kath
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was gifted to me by a friend who knows I'm into art. I just loved the exercises teaching us how to use our senses during the observation of objects and then the drawing. Having attended different Academies of Art and the classic art courses, I must say that Julia's approach is more fun. While doing the exercises, explained in detail in the book, I experienced the happy and free feelings of a little child. If you want to overcome your fear of drawing, if you want to refresh your creativity, or if you just have a need to express your feelings, then this book is for you.
I highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! April 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As an artist, myself, I tend to be pretty critical of art books. My original thought was "how on earth will she get the ideas across on a Kindle reader?" But Julia Busch has done it, and done it well.

I love her drawings and examples, the that she has used artwork of prominent artists to illustrate her ideas. I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn how to draw.
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Published on March 23, 2013 by Robert Cooper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings out the artist in anyone!
This book is really very helpful to anyone who enjoys drawing. The drawing exercises really bring out some eye opening results, making you become more aware of using your senses... Read more
Published on March 2, 2013 by Maya Rose
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I enjoy drawing and this book gave me some new tips and insights into drawing. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to draw or wants to learn how.
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I am one of those people who couldn't draw a straight line even if you smacked me bald. I am just not good at it but that doesn't mean I don't like reading about it and the... Read more
Published on March 2, 2013 by Leland D. Benton
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I have always wished that my ability to draw could match my visions. As I get older I get less critical of my artistic talents (or lack of) and author Julia Busch has boosted my... Read more
Published on December 30, 2012 by Alice Byers
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More About the Author

Julia Busch researches beauty in its broadest sense. A lifelong interest in health and well-being, she has written on a wide variety of topics, from TMJ, temporomandibular (jaw) joint, problems to facial massage techniques, to the "aging in a youth society dilemma."

Ms. Busch has a certificate in aromatherapy, publishes the Anti-Aging Press. Former co-host of "Youthfully Yours" on Talk America, she enjoys sharing the information she garners in the area of holistic care and "youth extension." Julia's first anti-aging offering, Facelift Naturally, The At-Home or Anywhere, Painless, Natural Facelift for Men and Women That Really Works! employs acupressure to lift the face, while energizing the body.

Writing for all ages, she uplifts the spirit in Look Younger Naturally! erasing "wrinkles on the inside" with "youth games," "self-love games," and stress releasing games for the hectic world we live in.

Julia's diverse background includes the study of voice and opera at Juilliard School of Music; sculpture and art history at Columbia University and the University of Miami, Florida, where she also taught drawing and composition, teaching humanities at Miami Dade College as well. She authored A Decade of Sculpture: The Media of the 1960s; has written for the Art Journal and Ideas magazine; designed women's clothing and fine jewelry, while at the same time researching plastic as an art form, contributing to books on the same subject. Julia believes in living, loving, laughing, maintaining a dream, a youthful spirit and a holistic life-style.


A woman whose career is as diverse as her writing can best be described through the following article "Julia Busch Renaissance Woman," written by the late artist Eugene Massin, professor emeritus University of Miami, Florida for Ideas Magazine.

You're Julia Busch? I thought you'd be much older?" This was a comment overheard at a lecture given by Julia Busch - artist, philosopher, sculptor-jeweler, opera singer, art historian, author, teacher and human being.

The comment seemingly strange, was directed at a...woman of unlimited talents...A woman of extraordinary energies who has developed phenomenal abilities...talents most ordinary persons might take a lifetime or more to even approach.

My acquaintance with Julia began...when she entered the University of Miami. While lecturing about the character of line in the technique of drawing, I was most impressed with her ability to almost preconceive what I was discussing. When I asked who she had studied with, she looked a little surprised and replied, "No one. I've always drawn this way."

In subsequent conversations, I found she had studied opera in Juilliard School of Music, played the violin, written poetry, been an airline stewardess, modeled, worked as a cocktail waitress, sold real estate and had been with a New York publishing firm...I invited her to work with me in developing the new media made available to the artist through technical advancement. Here she became researcher and chemist, working with acrylics and polyester resin, later publishing A Decade of Sculpture: The New Media of the 1960's...while incidentally breeding Burmese and Himalayan cats and working out an approach to a children's art and sensitivity training series.

As a teacher, I've observed Julia the philosopher and humanist warmly and patiently working with her students - creating in them a need to surpass themselves. During the course of the day, it's not unusual to hear an operatic aria burst forth for no reason at all, except for an exuberance and joie-de-vivre.

There is a fascinating excitement to be amid the many activities that seem to be in the grasp of one individual: to watch pieces of wax become golden images, to watch a drawing unfold as if it were magically pulled from beneath a page, to watch words being ordered in particular thought provoking concepts, to watch students, through love blossom, and see time being used to its fullest."


Neither of these articles mentions Julia's channeled books from Hammal Cahone Head of the Cosmic Angelic force who is here at this critical time to help humanity. The books include "Powerful Prayer Secrets," "Living a Rich Life," "My Secret Life with an Angel," and the playful, but profound color personality profile information found in "Power Color."

Julia has a passion for French Poodles and Hybrid Cats, which includes the Savannah, Bengal, Chausie, Safari, and Bagral.

She recently faced an intense battle to save her beloved Standard Poodle Nikki, who has reincarnated 3 times to be with her in her present lifetime, from the outrageous odds of canine osteosarcoma (dog bone cancer). She turned the world upside down and documented her natural help findings for dog cancers which are taken from human as well as pet protocols at She hopes the site can offer hope, help, and comfort to anyone presented with similar circumstances.


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