By Nathan Cabot Hale

Stimulating, thought-provoking consultant exhibits easy methods to find a wealthy new layout resource within the abstractions inherent in usual varieties. strains of progress and constitution, water and liquid types, climate and atmospheric styles, luminosity, earth colours, many different components are proven to be wellsprings of inventive abstraction. Over 370 images and different illustrations.

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This logic is the first thing that I want you to understand. It is the skeleton or framework of the learning process you will follow in this book. Each of these chapters is actually a work outline, designed to give you practical experience and familiarity with the elements of art as you find them in nature and in the work of the artists who understood abstraction. The remaining part that completes this book is you, of course, and the effort you spend learning by doing the work outlined in each project.

And of course, this form frequently appears in streaming water. Now draw the examples that you find as accurately as you can. Perhaps it will help if we have a word or two about analyzing this form. Ordinarily people look on this form as originating from the center or core; the tendency is to look upon the center as the creative or generating force. But this form must also be seen as two arms moving inward to focus and concentrate at the center point. When we consider the form visually, there are both inward and outward movements.

Draw the models that you have chosen and make all of your line decisions before you draw. Next, feel out the movement of the lines with your pencil held above the paper, not on it, before you draw. When you have the right movement, then make your line on the paper. These drawings will be stiff at first, as it takes time to learn skillful drawing. But in time your drawing will become accurate, knowledgeable, and emotionally clearer. When we consider them outside of the context of nature, the four orders of line we have just discussed might be looked upon as dryly reasoned and meaningless squiggles.

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