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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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ISBN-10: 1560109971

ISBN-13: 9781560109976

Edition: 2006

Authors: Diane Cardaci

List price: $9.95
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With step-by-step projects that are designed to help sharpen artists' skills and heighten their confidence, this book demonstrates simple techniques for rendering the textures of everyday objects, such as metal, wood, plastic, hair, fur, feathers, and more. This 64-page book simplifies the process with easy-to-understand instructions and comprehensive illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484

Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. She is a Signature member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, and has contributed writing for the organization's publications. Diane is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrator's Partnership of America.

Tools and Materials
Handling the Pencil
Practicing Lines
"Painting" with Pencil
Finding Your Style
Working with Different Techniques
Understanding Value
Following Form
Adding Texture with Light
Depicting Distance
Botanical Textures
Traditional Still Life Textures
Wine and Cheese
Floral Still Life Textures
Pitcher of Lilies
Wildlife Textures
Blue Jay
Landscape Textures
Lake Scene
Cityscape Textures
Plaza Scene
Animal Textures
Yorkshire Terrier
Portrait Textures
A Young Girl
Final Thoughts