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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Rendering Hair on a Mountain Goat

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

This fellow was lying in the dappled shade along the path at the top of Logan Pass at Glacier National Park in Montana. We will use a number of different pencilling, blending and erasing techniques to not only accurately draw the goat, but also to render the light effects on its body.

blue Psssssst!

Before you can begin to shade your drawing, erase all the guidelines, marks, aids and notes that you used to get the image right. I know, it sounds like a reminder of the obvious, but it’s easy to forget and almost impossible to remove them once the shading process has begun.

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