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Your Artist's Brain: Use the right side of your brain to draw and paint what you see - not what you think you see [Kindle Edition]

Carl Purcell
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Book Description

Overcome the obstacles to your artistic expression

Improving your artwork can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. Your Artist's Brain shows you how to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see - not what you think you see.

Expert art instructor Carl Purcell shows you how to overcome dependency on the "intellectual brain" and listen carefully to the more observant "artist's brain."

With Your Artist's Brain, you'll learn visual skills and artistic techniques that will instantly make you a better artist, no matter what your medium.

  • 22 step-by-step demonstrations on key relationships between shapes, spaces, subjects, backgrounds, angles, sizes, values and more
  • Easy examples and fun exercises teaching you how to "see" and design great compositions
  • "Points to Remember" sidebars that allow you to quickly grasp each concept
Maximize the power of your artist's brain today and embark on the path to creating better art.

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About the Author

Carl Purcell has taught beginning drawing, figure drawing, watercolour painting and art appreciation at Snow College in Utah for over 30 years. He is on the board of directors for the Central Utah Art Center.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 39611 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1 edition (29 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,686 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Chris
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I already have Carl Purcell's previous book 'Painting with your artist's brain' and it gives a useful perspective on how to see and how to use your artist's brain and how to avoid your intellectual brain getting in the way.

I had hoped that this book - 'Your artist's brain' would build upon the previous book. However, I was disappointed to find that the second half of this book is exactly the same as the previous book, which I already have. So, I returned this book to Amazon for a refund.

I am not criticising the book so much as the way in which it is marketed. The website should make it much clearer that this book includes a significant quantity of material published in a previous book.

If you don't have Carl's previous book(s?) then I recommend this book to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very useful 2 Dec. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
a book that teaches, inspires confidence and encourages creativity. It is the most useful book that I have found to loosen my style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best art manuals I have ever read 15 Mar. 2015
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One of the best art manuals I have ever read. It really does teach you to see like an artist and is easily readable. It contains much hidden technique that will improve your paintings manyfold.
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