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  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780385346290
  • Imprint: Potter/TSP/Harm/Roda
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Realism Challenge



A captivating, step-by-step guide that teaches artists to draw and paint exact duplicates of common objects, rendered in the trompe l'oeil, hyperrealistic style of artist Mark Crilley's popular YouTube video series.

With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilley's "Realism Challenge" YouTube videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. Now, for the first time, Crilley pulls back the curtain to reveal his artistic tricks and secret methods for creating these astonishing renderings. The Realism Challenge leads artists through Crilley's use of pencil, watercolor, pastel, and gouache to produce life-like, seemingly impossible drawings of common household objects like playing cards, crumpled paper, leaves, and seashells that look just like photographs. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars covering specific techniques--such as rendering drop shadows, applying white highlights, and building from light to dark--that artists can master in order to conquer The Realism Challenge.

  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780385346290
  • Imprint: Potter/TSP/Harm/Roda
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan that he created Akiko.

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