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Contrary to the publicity on this book, it doesn't contain techniques "so easy that anyoneAfrom doodler to advanced artistAcan master in minutes." This is instead a highly challenging manual on achieving effects close to photographic with little more than a sharp pencil. Hillberry, an artist and teacher, offers splendid demonstrations on creating the look of metal, wood, hair, and even cracked glass. To his credit, Hillberry admits one needs to have already grasped shape, proportion, and perspective before approaching this level of realism. Highly recommended for collections that need more than the basics.
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very informative and interesting. I found this entire book to be very helpful and fasinating. Will be using many of the helpful hints.Published 16 months ago by Lorraine P. Cribbin
This highly informational book includes content that most others are missing. The 'master of pencil' shares numerous realistic drawing techniques.Published 18 months ago by beantag
Poor methodology, poor examples. Very technical and the artist content is missing. This book offer few interest and by the way, is not stimulant for learning.Published on June 14 2013 by Hélène Mondou
I love this book. It has amazing pictures done in pencil. It is almost impossible to believe that these are done in pencil. Read morePublished on April 23 2013 by Budding Artist
This guy really knows his stuff. The book is excellent and shows how to go about mixing charcoal, graphite and carbon for different textures. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book had everything I was looking for. He gave detailed instruction consistantly so after several projects I started to see the pattern of how and why he chose a medium for a... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2011 by Jan
This book was recommended to me by an artist as one of the best, and it truly is. It has helped me achieve more realistic textures in my drawing.Published on March 9 2009 by A. Avoine
It is easy to find books that try to teach you how to draw, but this book goes way beyond that. If you need something beyond the basics, I highly recommend this book! Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Tamie L Bloom
I am a beginner drawer and find that this book is a must-have. I think that everyone, beginners and pros alike, will learn something valuable from Hillberry's book. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003