You’ll love this drawing book if:
- You are a fan of the Strokes of Genius series
- You want to see what top drawing artists of today are creating
- you love hearing about the artistic processes of fellow drawing artists
Don’t underestimate the value of value in your drawings! From the darkest darks to the lightest lights, the sixth edition of the beloved Strokes of Genius series has brought the meaning of value to a whole new level. Each artist has a unique perspective on value that draws us in, tells stories, and transports us to sights and scenes that are breathtaking in realism or created with a distinctive style. With more than 100 pencil, pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, and colored pencil artists, you’ll sure to enjoy hours of beautiful artwork with fresh insight and ideas from these artists that cannot be found anywhere else.
In Strokes of Genius 6: Light and Dark you’ll find:
- 140 drawings depicting portraits, still lifes, figures, landscapes and animals
- Incredible fresh-from-the-studio insight from the artists themselves
- A variety of artwork depicted in mediums like pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel and more
A Word from the Editor
“Tonal value is one of the key art elementssome would argue the most important of all. The consideration of tonal value is essential for any drawing. Even a simple line drawing consists of decisions about value and thickness of the line. In a more complex drawing the artist generally decides on a value key, whether in the light or dark range or with a full range of values from black to white. It is tonal value that most creates the illusion of three dimensions in a drawing, and it is also the foundation of design.
I hope the wonderful collection of art here in Strokes of Genius 6 stirs you toward fulfilling your creative dreams.” Rachel Rubin Wolf
About the Editor
Rachel Rubin Wolf is a freelance editor and artist. She has edited and written many fine art books for North Light Books, including Watercolor Secrets; the Splash: The Best of Watercolor series; the Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing series; The Best of Wildlife Art (editions 1 and 2); The Best of Portrait Painting; Best of Flower Painting 2; The Acrylic Painter’s Book of Styles and Techniques; Painting Ships, Shores & the Sea; and Painting the Many Moods of Light. She also has acquired numerous fine art book projects for North Light Books.