The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism by Mark Crilley is a step by step guide to helping artists, such as myself, learn how to draw real items.
Is this book going to teach you how to draw? No. It is my opinion that you should have some kind of artistic ability before picking up this book. I am good at drawing but I kind of suck at drawing real world stuff so I found this book very informative and helpful. Is it going to turn me into an artist that creates $20,000 masterpieces? Nope, but I think it will help me better understand how to really make a drawing look great by starting with just a basic drawing of an item and building on to it to create something worth looking at.
The draws are very well done in this book and I like how each step is shown to get to the completed drawing. I'm hoping to use this book to add on to my skill and teach myself to draw better...to draw more accurately and realistic.
I would definitely recommend this book (and his Youtube videos) to anyone that has an interest in hyperrealistc art and drawing. Thanks for reading this review.
*I received this book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions in this blog are 100% mine*