Live & Learn: Expressive Drawing (AARP) (Hardcover)
By Steven Aimone
Format: Hardcover, 204 pages
Publish Date: September 2009
Publisher: Lark Books
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From the Publisher:
The many people who long to draw--but feel too intimidated to try--will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steve Aimone, it's packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of images of work by well-known artists from Dubuffet to Jim Dine--and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition. - Branded with the respected AARP name, which carries weight with millions of buyers - The first book in a series focusing on creative and popular topics - There is no other book on the market that combines a hands-on approach to expressive drawing with a coffee-table-level collection of master-status artists from various periods who work in this style - Aimone's warm, reassuring voice and his unintimidating approach make learning enjoyable