Drawing and Painting People: A Fresh Approach Paperback – 23 Feb 2009
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About the Author
Emily Ball trained at Exeter College of Art, and later at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, and now runs highly successful courses in contemporary painting and drawing, as well as continuing to develop and exhibit her own work as an artist. She has a reputation for providing high-quality tuition to students of all abilities and experiences, and has an uncompromising passion for painting. Resident - Brighton
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But it's not just practicing artists that will love this book - anyone with an appreciation for contemporary art should get a copy. It's an easy to read book with a clear structure to it, which makes it easy to dip in and out of or to work methodically through. And what's more, it's a beautiful coffee table book, containing loads of large images of paintings and drawings as well as photographs that document the process of making art - they make you feel like you're an artist even if you're just sitting with your feet up drooling over the pages! I've left my copy lying around the living room and have enjoyed watching a number of my friends get sucked into the book, regardless of whether they are arty types or not. So if you're reading this review because you're not sure whether to get this book, let me reassure you that you should as it will reward you on many levels. Enjoy!
It is vividly illustrated with paintings and drawings by a range her contemporaries, by no means household names, working generally in the area of expressive figuration. The images are often extraordinary. If you're looking for a comprehensive academic manual of artistic techniques then you may find this book disappointing (or even disturbing!). But if you're an artist, at any level, seeking to produce work with greater expression, imagination and individuality, then I highly recommend it. I'd put it alongside Robert Kaupelis' excellent "Experimental Drawing" as one of the two best creative guides that I own.
A generous book - will be on my list to give to friends and other artists whenever possible.
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different and wellworth following the projects suggestedPublished 22 months ago by R.J.Charlesworth
This book is one of those that you need to thumb through to get an idea of what it offers and shows,
Had I been able to do so I doubt I would have bought it as it isn't what I... Read more
As a practicing artist and teacher of art there is always the need to explore new ways of creating powerful images and of finding ways to pass these on to students. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Ben
One of my favourite books on the art of drawing.......she includes others' work besides her own.........It is what it says it is....a Fresh Approach........... Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2013 by MER
I found this book extremely comprehensive in its exploration of expressive line and painting. Well illustrated and with excellent exercises, either for beginners or for more... Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by Mrs. Carol coates
A refreshing and stimulating book packed with useful guidance, supported by wonderful illustrations and exciting exercises. Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2013 by Pam
This book gives many extension activities that helped me move my life drawing work on. A brilliant aid and full of supportive commentary.Published on 18 Dec. 2012 by nora young