Drawing on the Artist Within Author:Betty Edwards AH-HA! I SEE IT NOW! Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on -- the Ah-Ha! of creativity. Creativity. It is the force that drives problem-solving, informs effective decision-making and opens new frontiers for ambition and intelligence. Those who succeed have learned to harness their creative power by keeping that ... more »light bulb turned on. Now, Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the million-copy best-seller that proved all people can draw well just as they can read well, has decoded the secrets of the creative process to help you tap your full creative potential and apply that power to everyday problems. How does Betty Edwards do this? Through the power of drawing -- power you can harness to see problems in new ways. Through simple step-by-step exercises that require no special artistic abilities, Betty Edwards will teach you how to take a new point of view, how to look at things from a different perspective, how to see the forest and the trees, in short, how to bring your visual, perceptual brainpower to bear on creative problem-solving. You will learn how the creative process progresses from stage to stage and how to move your own problem-solving through these key steps: * First insight
* Illumination (the Ah-Ha!)
* Verification Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.« less
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"The sequel to Betty Edwards' "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". Here, Ms. Edwards expands on her earlier techniques, using the visual language of drawing to unlock the full creative potential of the human unconscious and apply that power to everyday problems. " Easy to understand explanations throughout, accompanied by black-and-white drawings and photographs.If you're like I am, I do better with illusrations of what to do than all the verbage. One picture is worth ... That's me. This book is great in that way. Either way you learn best Ms. Edwards has geared the book both ways.
Anyone with any desire to draw should look into any book by Betty Edwards. Her books have opened up a whole new way of life for me. I see everything in a new way. Drawing is not hard or scary for me anymore. Right form the start you find you have skills you did not know where there.