The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets

Easy Techniques for Drawing People, Animals, and More / Carrie Stuart Parks & Rick Parks

Book - 2009
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Written for all levels, this guide offers 40 step-by-step demonstrations for drawing people, animals, and nature, with a wealth of material on drawing individual facial features: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and hair. The all-important first chapter introduces the right tools and materials, including different types of rulers and proportion tools and templates, as well as pencils, papers, and blending and erasing tools. Most of the book is geared toward drawing from photos, but there is also some advice on drawing from life. Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks are forensic art instructors, as well as creators of fine art in various media. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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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!

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781600614583
Branch Call Number: 741.2 PARKS
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Parks, Rick


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