Charleston, SC, June 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Award winning artist and teacher Charles Staats, Jr., announced today the release of Drawing for All It’s Worth, How to Learn and Why, published by Outskirts Press. Staats innovative drawing exercises hone both the artist’s hand and eye to a new understanding of lines, shapes, contours, textures and composition and help elevate to the next aesthetic level the work an artist is capable of.
Drawing for All It’s Worth is a guide not just to the practice of art, but to the understanding of art as well. Staats provides clever observational drawing exercises for both beginning and experienced artists, but he also encourages his practitioners to broaden their horizons about the essence of art itself.
As Staats guides readers through his well paced sequence of practical exercises, he also exposes them to the influences that have shaped art over the years. He distinguishes art that was created to express written ideas from the birth of the “unconscious” art with which we are more familiar today. He also cogently addresses the idea of photography in art, but shows as well how the idea of mere copying produces false art or art without awareness.
The author’s goal in this unique guide is not just to improve the skills of the hand and the eye, but also to help create a fundamental confidence for the artist in his or her role as a creator of aesthetic images. Staats understands that an artist’s conviction and certainty will affect the quality of his or her work as much as an adept hand, and his attention to the personal qualities an artist needs as well as to the artistic vices that keep creative roadblocks in place are tips not found in more conventional drawing manuals.
Drawing for All It’s Worth is an exemplary guide for both the beginning and the more accomplished artist.
Drawing for All It’s Worth is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback ISBN: 978-1-4327-2836-6 SRP: $24.95
Kindle $ 9.95
NOOK $ 7.00
OP e-Book $ 5.00
About the author:
Charles Staats, Jr., has been a professor for many years and has won numerous awards for his work. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University. Today Staats and his wife live in Charleston, South Carolina, with their beloved pets. He has a son and two daughters, all of whom he is very proud.
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