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Realistic Textures: Discover your "inner artist" as you explore the basic theories and techniques of pencil drawing

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

    If you are interested in learning to draw or improving your drawing, Diane Cardaci's books are THE best!

    I actually found this book at a local crafts store as I am always seeking ways to improve my drawings. I prefer pencil and charcoal to any other media (portable; economical; engrossing; etc.) but getting realistic textures into my work is a challenge. Practically all of the books on drawing that I've found go through the basics and essentially leave textures to cross-hatching or blending with a stump. Diane's book does a fabulous job of explaining and step-by-step demonstrating great techniques for creating values and textures that add the kind of vitality and depth to a drawing that I have sought. I so very highly recommend Diane's books! I came to this website (Barnes & Noble) to see if she has any other books and I am going to order the two I do not have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Is it good

    Should i by it i see thatit is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Dont download the sample

    The sample gives you only part of the table of contents. However what is in the table of contents looks usefull. If you want the book just buy it

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