1st Edition

Remixing and Drawing Sources, Influences, Styles

By Ellen Mueller Copyright 2018
    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This succinct book articulates a clear framework for remixing in drawing at intermediate and advanced levels. It begins by walking through the ideas of copyright and fair use, providing context, examples, and advice. Mueller directs students through building a collection of sources and influences, leading to the development and analysis of style. With a full chapter on techniques, including approaches to brainstorming, critique, and reflection, this book features over 50 exercises that are easily adapted to various approaches, media, and technologies as necessary. Two sample syllabi are included for both a semester and a quarter system.

    Table of Contents;

    Chapter 1: Introduction;

    Chapter 2: History and Purpose of Copyright;

    Chapter 3: Fair Use;

    Chapter 4: Sources and Influences;

    Chapter 5: Style;

    Chapter 6: Copy/Synthesize/Morph;

    Chapter 7: Techniques for Improving;


    A – Artist Interviews;

    B – Suggested breakdowns of exercises/assignments/readings;

    C – Continued reading / viewing list;

    D – Books and websites for finding drawing artists to copy;

    E – Selected drawing artists for master copies;



    Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues related to the environment, hyperactive news media, and corporate management systems. She creates experiences that engage with social and political issues through a variety of media. She is a lecturer of studio art and social practice at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She previously published Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design (2016).