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Drawing on the Artist Within, Betty Edwards, Simon and Schuster, , ,. Betty Edwards - Arts and UDL North Carolina. Read more. Drawing on the Artist Within: An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers [Betty Edwards] on *FREE* shipping on. Drawing on the Artist Within book. Read 29 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, t.

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Apr 28, Debby Stewart rated it it was amazing. Excellent book that I read in part and then completed my first portrait sketches. They turned out beautifully as others have told me. Jan 12, Yoby rated it really liked it Shelves: Don't like this one as much as her other book , but is still pretty good. Out of the technical aspects of drawing and into more of the experimental aspects of art.

Feb 20, Ashok Banker rated it it was amazing. Perhaps the best book on drawing for non-artists. It empowers you to draw regardless of talent, experience or lack of both. I'm not an artist and don't aspire to become one but as a creative person, I wanted to try my hand at art. This book was recommended by an American friend and it was amazing. Like a self-help course in art.

I haven't seen the new edition but I'm told it's even better. Highly recommended. Rawson The Art of Drawing: Jun 15, Marta Dominguez rated it it was amazing Shelves: I approached this book as a business manager and professor for my research on the topic of creativity.

The fact that I am a self-taught painter and sculptress was secondary. I reckon I was expecting some scientific and bore work. Instead, and much to my surprise, I got myself totally engaged in the art class for non-art-work-seekers that this teacher book is about. A mixed of literary review, student exercise book and phd paper on the topic of drawing, learning to draw and how to instill more I approached this book as a business manager and professor for my research on the topic of creativity.

A mixed of literary review, student exercise book and phd paper on the topic of drawing, learning to draw and how to instill more creativity in personal and professional projects. Prof Edwards proposes and argues a more than compelling case. The basic idea is "seeing differently" and that learning perceptual skills -like those used in the artistic language- can help with the challenge. After reading and learning by doing about the right side of our brain -the R Mode so beautifuly introduced by the professor- I feel like I know a bit more of my seeing abilities.

Nov 27, Ryan rated it liked it. Not what I thought it would be. Too much student work in a book about creativity and design thinking for me. Would have loved more discussion on the five stages of discovery. Nov 13, Joanna rated it liked it. Some of the ideas were very interesting regarding literacy and the necessity of including visual literacy.

Decent, but slow. This review is meant to convey how unique and creative her idea of using the right side of the brain to improve your creativity.

This was one of the first books I ever bought for my Kindle touch. I bought it after the paperback copy I lend to a friend never came back.

Saddened by that, I thought I'd try it out on as an eBook. Honestly, it's just not the same thing, as far as usefulness on a screen. My old paperback copy had notes all over it, and some of the exercises I drew right on the page. It was that kind of a book For the eBook version, I don't recommend it. If I This was one of the first books I ever bought for my Kindle touch.

If I had bought it first as an eBook, I probably would have given it two stars. BUT, as a paperback, Ms. Edwards knew what she was doing with the exercises in here. Even older, first time drawers can be drawing in a few weeks. So, in paper form, it definitely is worth four stars. I only really skimmed the eBook version. When I had it as a paper book, I worked through all the exercise and it took me several months, as I gently worked through it.

Four stars. Dec 16, Hud-c marked it as to-read Shelves: I hope the library has a copy or the bookstore even. Kidding aside, I can draw but the creativity level hasn't been really develop or pursue when I was in my teens. Curse puberty when the boy next door or two seats away from you has been mostly the apple of a girl's eyes!

I wonder why he didn't give me any inspiration to sketch him. Aug 20, M Seely added it. I enjoy this book a piece at a time. Jan 09, Christy Wrenn rated it really liked it. Thinking like an artist is hard work. Drawing and thinking like an artist is harder, but this book has given me a good start on my way to becoming a great illustrator of Children's books.

Apr 29, Hisham Alamoudi rated it really liked it. It will simply make you beleive you can draw as good as you can read and write. The wisdom behind it is to beleive in yourself and disbeleive in Myth created by people.

Aug 02, Mike Porter rated it really liked it Shelves: After doing art lessons for the past 8 years, I've been rereading this book and have acquired some new insights on learning to draw and paint.

I appreciate this book even more! Jan 10, Artlab added it Shelves: May 11, Jason Das rated it it was ok. I abandoned a bit over halfway through. Jul 27, Apryl Anderson rated it really liked it. Great exercises to help me understand what's going on inside. Aug 11, Betty rated it liked it. Not as good as "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". She goes into a little more depth, but sometimes I think she loses it. Oct 29, EmilyAnn added it. Studio Art for Non-Art Majors.

This is a course designed for persons who cannot draw at all, who feel they have no talent for drawing, and who believe they probably can never learn to draw. But invariably one or more of the newly enrolled students approaches me at the start of the course to say, "I just want to let you know that even though you've taught a lot of people how to draw, I am your Waterloo!

I'm the one who will never be able to learn! But even then, they often discount their newly acquired skill by attributing it to something they call "hidden talent. Why do we assume that a rare and special "artistic" talent is required for drawing?

We don't make that assumption about other kinds of abilities -- reading, for example. What if we believed that only those fortunate enough to have an innate, God-given, genetic gift for reading will be able to learn to read?

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What if teachers believed that the best way to go about the teaching of reading is simply to supply lots of reading materials for children to handle and manipulate and then wait to see what happens? Such a teacher would, of course, never tamper with a child's spontaneous attempts to read for fear of spoiling "creativity" in reading. If a child asked, "How do you read this? Do what comes into your head. Use your imagination and just enjoy it! Reading should be fun! It's easy to see that if this were the situation in reading classes, probably only one or two or perhaps three children in a class of twenty-five might somehow manage to learn how to read.

They would be designated as "talented" for reading, and no doubt someone would say, "Well, you know, Sally's grandmother was good at reading. Sally probably got it from her. The family is quite literate, you know. It's in the genes, I guess. I haven't got any talent for it, and I'm sure I could never learn. Surely parents would object mightily if the concept of talent were used as a roadblock in learning to read the way it is used in learning to draw.

But for some reason, most people, parents and students, accept the verdict "No talent for drawing" with quite surprising meekness and even crestfallen agreement. This situation continues right up to college art classes. There, anxious students, already worded because their drawing skills are weak and fearful that they have no talent, are sometimes confronted on the first day by an instructor who might start the course with "Well, there's the still-life setup.

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Do a drawing of it. Very few college students in art classes, I imagine, would stand for that. Yet students usually don't object to noninstruction, as they surely would in almost any other course, perhaps because they feel so bad -- almost guilty -- that they have no "talent" for drawing.

Talent is, indeed, a slippery concept, no matter what the form of creativity. But perhaps "artistic talent" has always seemed rare and out of the ordinary only because we expect it to be rare and out of the ordinary. We have become accustomed to thinking of artistic ability as basically unteachable, and teaching methods have remained unexamined.

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Moreover, many educators, parents, and students have shared an unspoken belief that artistic abilities are largely nonessential in our modern, technological society. Yet we do value creativity. We constantly seek ways in which to be more creative ourselves, whatever our occupations or fields of interest.

But must we have a mysterious God-given talent to be creative? Or is it possible that creativity can be taught? The Basic Skills of Thinking In my work with groups of artistically untrained people, I have discovered that any person of sound mind can learn to draw; the probability is the same as for learning to read. It is simply a matter of learning basic perceptual skills -- the special ways of seeing required for drawing.

I claim that anyone can learn enough seeing skills to draw a good likeness of something seen "out there" in the real world. Once these basic perceptual skills are learned, their use can be as varied as subsequent uses of basic language and arithmetic skills. A few individuals may stay with art and eventually become artists, just as a few stay with language or mathematics and eventually become writers or mathematicians. But almost everyone can use perceptual skills -- again, like language and math skills -- to enhance thinking skills.

To go a step further, I propose that perceptual skills are deeply involved in the five stages of the creative process. I also propose that visual, perceptual skills are enhanced by training, just as the verbal, analytic skills benefit by education.

And finally, I propose that learning to see and draw is a very efficient way to train the visual system, just as learning to read and write can efficiently train the verbal system. That is not to say that the visual system is better, morally or otherwise, than the verbal system.

But the two systems are different. And when trained as equal partners, one mode of thinking enhances the other, and together the two modes can release human creativity. Summing Up a Point of View At present, our culture provides few opportunities for such training.

We are used to thinking by means of the language system of the brain, and that mode has proved its effectiveness over the centuries. But we are only now beginning to understand the complex dual functions, verbal and visual, of the human brain, and new possibilities are opening up. As I see it, unlocking the doors to perception and releasing the potential for creativity is a twofold process: My claim is quite modest: Through learning to draw perceived objects or persons, you can learn new ways of seeing that guide strategies in creative thinking and problem solving just as, through learning to read, you acquire verbal knowledge and learn the strategies of logical, analytical thought.

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Using the two modes together, you can learn to think more productively, whatever your creative goals may be. The products of your creative responses to the world will be uniquely your own, your mark on the world. And you will have taken a giant step toward attaining a modern brain.

For in the years ahead, I believe that perceptual skills combined with verbal skills will be viewed as the basic necessities for creative human thought.

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