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The Why

Continuing with ideas from Catherine Gill’s fabulous book, Powerful Watercolor Landscapes,  (see previous post)  on page 18 Cathe explains: “When you begin a painting [or drawing] and can’t think where to start, remember ‘why,’ ‘what,’ ‘where.’   Your ‘why’ is an emotion, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Powerful Watercolor Landscapes

From time to time I enjoy sharing some of my favorite drawing books. There are  many great ones out there, chock full of winning techniques and inspiring advice.  One of my favorites is not actually a drawing book, it’s Powerful Watercolor Landscapes … Continue reading

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Examples of Color

Just as there are a million ways to draw, there are at least that many ways to use color in drawing.  To get a some idea of what’s possible, check out some of the sketching books now available.  Here are two … Continue reading

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Drawing a Tree

Recently, a student loaned me a wonderful little book.  It’s called Drawing a Tree by Bruno Munari. It’s profound in it’s simplicity.   Trunks become limbs, limbs become branches, and branches become slender twigs.  Depending upon the type of tree, the form may be … Continue reading

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Inspiration from John Ruskin

John Ruskin was an Englishman who lived from 1819 to 1900.  He was an artist known primarily for his writing on art and nature, among other topics.  After hearing that his book, The Elements of Drawing, was one of the first books … Continue reading

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Favorite Drawing Books

Since I wrote about drawing subjects last week, I decided this would be a good time to add my first book review.  (I’ll explain the connection below.) There are some great drawing books out there and sharing a few reviews now … Continue reading

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