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Drawing in the Digital Age: An Observational Method for Artists and Animators by Wei Xu, PhD

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Introduction

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

—Toni Morrison, writer and Nobel Prize winner

Why I Wrote This Book

Up until five years ago, I honestly had never thought about writing an art book in my entire life. As a mathematician and computer graphics scientist, it seemed that I should have a million reasons to write a 3D math or mobile-game programming book before I would even think about writing a book about drawing. Also, you would not have expected a drawing book to be written by a person who does not have an official art degree. But everything has its explainable and logical reasons.

My Lost Dream

I was born and raised in a small town on the east coast of China. Because ...

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