Strokes of Genius

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of expression, and the driving inspiration behind a new book from North Light Books: Strokes of Genius 3 celebrates drawing as an art form in its own right, featuring 140 works from 95 of today’s brightest artists. The pieces range from simple, direct sketches to meticulously layered works of art. In addition to traditional pencil, charcoal, and ink, you’ll find a number of scratchboard, colored pencil, and mixed-media works. Subject matter ranges from timeworn city architecture to portraits of beloved dogs and includes such perennial favorites as landscapes, still lifes, the human figure, and more.

The five artists featured here are among the 95 included in Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing. Visit to order your copy.

Featured in March 2012.

GuoYue Dou
Michael Dumas
Laurin McCracken
Cristen Miller
Yvonne Todd