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Drawing with Your Artist's Brain: Learn to Draw What You See, Not What You Think You See Hardcover – April 11, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
I recommend buying, reading, and doing the exercises in both books, but if you only get one, I would go with this one.
Diane C. Donovan
Getting the measurements to draw a thing is far from my idea of an artistic endeavour. But getting a thing right as it is, is a goal. And without such positional aids, it is hard to get anything on the paper, much like the blank page staring at the writer. While looking for angles in the picture, you are no longer thinking about how or what of the picture can you transfer onto your page. With so many details, you are only more confident of getting the drawing right. After all this study of a pear, I can appreciate still life drawings and paintings.
If you dont know about values, then you really need this book. I could use the steps in the book to draw profile pictures and landscapes from a magazine lying around. After observing the skys gradations in a picture, I saw that a sunrise picture on the back of a grocery truck is not just one colour.
The lesson on bridging reminded of creation of music.
The authors renderings from the pictures are very instructional.
Purcell's book has helped me go from "I can't draw" to "Holy Toledo I'm drawing!" It's a fabulous experience, a real breakthrough.
Drawing With Your Artist's Brain is even more helpful to me than the seminal Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain for actually putting pencil to paper and starting drawing. Borrow "Right Side" from the library, and buy Purcell's "Artist's Brain".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not a question of having to choose between Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Betty Edwards) & Purcell's Drawing with Your Artist's Brain. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charlotte D.
I had this concept when I was working on my art certification. It was so effective I used it when I taught art. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Yvonne Vercellotti
Book in excellent condition for second hand
Had already used book out if library,has revived my desire to draw after a 25yr hiatus. Read more
I have enjoyed the new perspective that Carl Purcell offers. He gives wonderful examples and exercises of how to develop the visual and spatial attributes of the brain.Published on February 18, 2014 by Gail Wilhelmsen
Purcell nails it. Love the clarity of the writing, the accompanying photos are so helpful. Watch my work improve tenfold after reading this book!Published on June 9, 2013 by MsWhimsy