Title: The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets
Author: Carrie Staurt Parks & Rick Parks
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: 2009
Source: Bought Copy
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.
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.