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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Capturing the Values in a Skull

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

We’ve talked about becoming a shutterbug and taking pictures of everything around you for possible artwork. This skull was part of the decorations in the rustic lodge at Busterback Ranch in the Stanley Basin in Idaho. This photograph was taken more than fifteen years ago. Subtle as well as dramatic shading will be required to render it in pencil.

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Reference Photo

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1. Make a Line Drawing and Begin Light Shading

Make a line drawing from the photo and compare it to the line drawing shown. ...

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