Tracy Bock, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Bock)
It was on the New York bestseller for so long for a good reason! It's great for the amateur artist to the most skillful. I guarantee everyone will take something away from this book!
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BonnieDorio, January 27, 2008 (view all comments by BonnieDorio)
I had started drawing again on my own, and having taken no formal courses for drawing or painting ever, I was able to use all of the information and apply it. Now I am taking a drawing course and planning to pursue more drawing and also acrylic and oil painting courses to help further my abilities. It's given me the confidence to pursue a dream that I had pretty much given up on. Lots of very practical information as well as easy, fun, good exercises to awaken the creativity in everyone, and can be applied in all aspects of our lives. I recommend this book to EVERYONE. No exceptions. Business, personal, financial, emotional, pschological, and any other asspect of our lives you can think of, this book will let you "see" everything in a different yet exciting way, and help you to "see" yourself as well. I can't give any book a higher recommendation than this one.
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jengem, September 29, 2006 (view all comments by jengem)
I believe that all serious artist should at least try out this book- You?ll discover things about art that you probably have never even thought about! Plus a lot of these are fun to try out. It?s like a chance to watch yourself grow as an artist every
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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.
Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:
the very latest developments in brain research
new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education
instruction on self-expression through drawing
an updated section on using color
detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving
Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. TheLos Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."
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