Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley

The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley is a newly published instructional book to show how to create hyperrealistic art.  A newly emerging popular genre of art is hypperrealism- a modern reactionary movement to the cartoonish garbage called art that has become so prevalent.  Many readers may only be familiar with this movement through facebook feature articles which showcase hyperrealistic art through painfully slow slideshows from Huffington Post and other entertainment news forums. Crilly presents step by step illustrations to show how this realistic method of art can be attempted. Strategies utilize color as well as black and white which will make this book appealing to a broad range of artists who use a wide range of mediums.  The ink doodler, pencil artist and water color artist will find themselves just at home with this book as the acrylic and oil painter.  The minimalist design of this full color jacketed soft cover book would make a unique gift for anyone who enjoys drawing or doodling.  Even those readers who are not artists themselves may find this book intriguing. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Watson-Guptill Publications of crown publishing.

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