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Esto es una muestra del exceso de amor propio y cariño que será a gente que no se le merece artísticamente hablando . Si plantearas el libro como un método para pintar naranjas peras limones etc. con lápices de colores está bien ! Pero en el momento que pones la palabra ultrarrealista estás diciendo que vas a mostrar un nivel de calidad muy alto y aquí hay unos dibujos que sin dejar de ser buenos lo diré ultrarrealista es como decir que tienes una central leera siendo dueño de una sola vaca. .para aprender de hacer dibujos básicos está bien pero nada por asomo de ultra realismo
The author states she wants to show everyone how to achieve this "photo quality" look for colored pencil drawings. All she does is go over her supplies and then layer Gambol in order to combine/blend the colors. She has a website featured prominently throughout the book, so I went to her site. She has a bunch of videos that you can only access if you pay a monthly fee. There was one sample drawing of an apple for free; however, I could not get it to play. I sent several emails thru her site asking how to get them to play with no response. The one thing that makes the layering effect possible is drawing very, very lightly on the paper. This author only focuses on blending with Gambol. You can learn all the ways to accomplish this effect by watching free videos on YouTube. CherTheFire was extremely helpful & free. It's much easier to get this heavy layered effect using Vaseline. If you press hard on your paper, you will destroy the "tooth" of the paper and cannot layer anymore. Always use very light, circular strokes whether using a colored pencil or blending tool (paper stump, blender markers, etc). Dipping the pencil in a tiny bit of Vaseline allows the pencil to start to melt allowing layers of color to go down on the paper at once. Don't waste you money on this book/technique.
This book is very difficult to learn from, especially if you are a beginner-intermediate user of colored pencils. There are not enough pictures of each step to match the instructions. Under each picture of what the completed step should look like there is a paragraph of instructions that basically tell you to use multiple colors, but doesn't tell you specifics such as how much of the color to use or pressure you should apply. Its like having a recipe that doesn't tell you how much of each ingredient you need. This book also asks to use oms (odorless mineral spirits) washes frequently which is annoying if you don't have it, as well as other kinds of pencils such as verithin which 1: you shouldn't have to buy after you probably just bought a prismacolor set and 2: won't help much anyway since the directions are so bad. The pictures in this book are great but not much else. Overhyped, not worth it, look for something else.