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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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INTRODUCTION

So many times I have heard someone throw down the sword—make that the pencil—and issue this challenge to me: “Yeah, but you can’t teach ME to draw!” Yes, I can teach you to draw, even if you can’t draw a straight line—or draw blood with a knife. You’re reading this book, which means you’ve met the only criteria I have: a desire to learn.

Drawing is a very learnable skill. If you haven’t learned to draw, your drawings are weak or some art teacher told you to take up knitting instead, you just haven’t had the right instruction. I’m not promising that you’ll become Leonardo da Vinci by the end of this book, but I do believe you will draw better than you have ever hoped. All you must do is apply (and practice!) the drawing tools taught ...

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