Monday 28 January 2013

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks - Book Review

Title: The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets  
Author: Carrie Staurt Parks & Rick Parks  
Publisher: North Light Books  
Publication Date: 2009      
Pages: 223   
Format: Paperback      
Genre: Non-Fiction  
Source: Bought Copy

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This is the book that can teach anyone to draw (yes, even you )If you're not getting the kind of true-to-life results you want in your drawings (or if you can't even draw a straight line), Carrie and Rick Parks can help. 

As award-winning teachers, they have a proven game plan for helping artists of all levels overcome common problems and see immediate improvement in their work. As professional composite artists, they know the tricks and tools for achieving incredibly lifelike results. In this friendly, foolproof guide to drawing, they share it all: Easy-to-master techniques for achieving a convincing sense of depth, How to draw challenging textures like metal and fur, Putting personality into your portraits, 40+ step-by-step demonstrations featuring a variety of people, animals and nature, Easy enough so that beginners can jump right in, and comprehensive enough to help more accomplished artists refine their skills. 

This book covers all the essentials, teaching you the secrets of realistic drawing one step at a time, building the skills you need to tackle any subject convincingly - even those you've always thought were beyond your reach. Before you know it, you'll be turning out picturesque landscapes, stellar portraits - any subject that inspires you to put pencil to paper. (Goodreads Synopsis)

I am very keen on drawing but have only ever learnt from my own experience. Just lately, I've been thinking it's about time I worked on improving my technique and so I grabbed this book to start me off.

On the whole, I've been very pleased with my buy as this book offers some great tips that will help beginners and more experienced artists alike. I loved the simple explanations, accompanied by clear pictures illustrating each point.

This book has definitely set a new standard for me to aspire to and I could see straight away some of the areas where I am going on. I look forward to trying out some of the new techniques and suggestions on my next drawing.

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