The Realism Challenge

The Realism Challenge

Drawing and Painting Secrets From A Modern Master of Hyperrealism

Paperback - 2015
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"A captivating, step-by-step guide that teaches artists to draw and paint exact duplicates of common objects, rendered in the trompe l'oeil, hyperrealistic style of artist Mark Crilley's popular YouTube video series."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385346290
Characteristics: 152 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 26, 2016

Crilley emphasizes creating shadows and highlights with various media to produce trompe l'oeil drawings. There are step-by-step illustrations of each chapter's project, ending with the object and related drawing side-by-side. You need to be a pretty good sketch artist before concerning yourself with the tips and techniques Crilley presents. A fun book to look through even if you don't pick up the pencil.

May 28, 2015

I was so disappointed in this much awaited book.
Mark Crilley has done awesome work, but not in this book. The pictures are substandard. They are boring. It is as if he selected objects during one day in his home; bits of string, paper, popcorn - and then did poor renditions of most of them. I have seen some exciting work of his on You Tube - but not in this poorly presented book. Forget this.


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