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The yoga of drawing : uniting body, mind, and spirit in the art of drawing
Carbonetti, Jeanne.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999.
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112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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NC715 .C27 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Lush artwork and exercises show readers how to energise their own creativity to reach new heights of expression through drawing. By the author of The Tao of Watercolor and The Zen of Creative Painting, this title offers artists of all levels a fresh approach to the art of drawing based on compelling Yoga principles of Body, Mind & Spirit.

Author Notes

The books of painter Jeanne Carbonetti include The Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse (1998) and The Tao of Watercolor: A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting (1998), which uses the principles of harmony presented in the Tao Te Ching. Her watercolors can be found in collections all over the world, including the State Department's Art in Embassies Program and in the IBM Corporate Offices Executive Division Collection, Washington, D.C.

Carbonetti received her B.A. in Art from Uppsala College and her M.S. from Rutgers University. A teacher for more than 20 years, she is on the faculty at Lebanon College in New Hampshire and also offers workshops and private/group instruction.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Being; the Meaning of Yogap. 9
Jntroduction: Perceivingp. 11
The Practice of Openingp. 12
The Art of Contemplationp. 14
How to Use This Bookp. 16
Receivingp. 19
The Practice of Sensingp. 20
Understanding Gesture and Contourp. 22
Exercise: The Art of the Studyp. 24
Feelingp. 31
The Practice of Connectingp. 32
Gestures of Form, Rhythm, Unityp. 34
Exercise: The Art of the Gesturep. 36
Seeingp. 43
The Practice of Honoring Mysteryp. 44
Drawing As Meditationp. 46
Exercise: The Art of the Contourp. 48
Touchingp. 53
The Practice of Holdingp. 54
Volume and Valuep. 55
Exercise: The Art of Shadingp. 57
Simplifyingp. 63
The Practice of Unifyingp. 64
Proportion Patternsp. 65
Exercise: The Art of Rhythmp. 68
Choosingp. 73
The Practice of Translatingp. 74
Principles of Visual Harmonyp. 76
Exercise: The Art of Composingp. 78
Expressingp. 83
The Practice of Being Yourselfp. 84
Seeing Yourself in Your Drawingp. 85
Exercise: The Art of the Moodp. 87
Exploringp. 93
The Practice of Exploring from Withinp. 94
Searching Yourselfp. 95
Exercise: The Art of Imaginationp. 96
Lovingp. 101
The Practice of Communionp. 102
Being Receptivep. 103
Exercise: The Art of Blissp. 106
Recommended Readingp. 111
Indexp. 112