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Draw 500 Everyday Things: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers Paperback – 1 September 2016

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Lisa Solomon is a studio artist that moonlights as a college professor and graphic designer. Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her Happa heritage), Solomon's mixed-media works and installations revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and triggers that may be construed as masculine and/or feminine. She is drawn to found objects tending to alter them conceptually so their meanings and original uses or intents are repurposed. She often fuses "wrong" things together--recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between ART and CRAFT. She received her BA in art in 1995 from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College in 2003. She has exhibited and works with galleries both nationally and internationally, is in numerous private and public collections, and is continually tweeking artworks in her backyard studio. She resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, a three-legged cat, a cross-eyed cat, a deaf French bulldog, a pit-bull, and many, many spools of thread. She is the author of Knot Thread Stitch (Quarry Books, 2012). www.lisasolomon.com

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quarry Books; Ntb edition (1 September 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1631592556
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1631592553
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 299 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 1.27 x 16.51 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on 21 January 2019
This. Book. Is. Magic.
It may seem lame to pay good money for what is essentially a book of so-so doodles with a ton of blank space, but this book is so much more. It's a springboard.
I can literally sit down during a creative slump, flip to a page and start drawing MY version of the object at hand and before you know it, I've got pages of new sketches flowing!
This is the most simplistic art reference I own (Yes, even more that Lee Ames' books), but it's also the most consistantly used art book in my collection.
My advice, buy a copy to stash in your bag, your glovebox, the kitchen, your bathroom or your bedside table. Slap a small dot notebook and a pen with it and use it to log some sketch time or practice rendering when you only have five or ten minutes of down time.
If you want to commit to drawing every day, this book delivers the kindling to start that fire.
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