Realistic Textures in Pencil
Book By: J.D. Hillberry
wonderful book, written by pencil artist J.D.
Hillberry, features many of his own drawings.
He is well know for his unique and photo-realistic
drawings. Many artists do not share their techniques,
but in this book you can read step by step how he
creates his amazing art work. He shows how he uses
a combination of graphite and charcoal to draw objects
that look real enough to fool the viewer.
book is ideal for beginners as well, because he shares
a wealth of general drawing information. He tells
you the supplies you need to get started, how to render
proper tonal values, and how light affects texture.
He has a whole chapter crammed full of tips and techniques
so you can use your supplies properly. He shares how
to keep your drawings clean, how to blend and combine
graphite and charcoal, how to hold your pencil, and
he moves on to the step by step demonstrations of
how to draw realistic objects. These demonstrations
are very detailed, even telling the precise grades
of graphite and charcoal he used. You get to see the
drawings form first sketch to finished artwork.
he demonstrates how to draw metal. There are two examples
included: one for old, pitted metal, and one for reflective
metal. Other objects he covers are glass, wood, leather,
clothing, and fur. The drawing of each of these materials
is seen from start to finish, in one or two drawing
Hillberry also covers drawing people. He shows the
entire process he uses to create a realistic drawing
of a person. He goes into detail explaining how to
realistically render individual facial features. You
will learn how to draw textures and features of the
human body such as skin, eyes, and hair.
highly recommend that you add this book to your library.
Not only does it provide valuable information, but
it is also just plain fun to look at. It is great
to flip through and see how this great artist creates
his work. How nice that he wrote this book to give
everyone else a chance to take advantage of his experience.
His methods can be applied to any drawing. If you
want to create realism in your pencil drawings, this
book will help you do it.
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