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Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Rick Parks, Carrie Stuart Parks

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The Right Stuff

You want to know the first secret to drawing? Find the best tools available! You have to have the right toys. Having the proper pencils, paper, erasers and other tools can make a big difference in your art. I'll show you what I prefer, but I fully expect you to develop an addiction to trying out new drawing supplies on your own. Think of it as the chocolate in your art life.

In addition to the right supplies, you need something to draw from. Whether it's a photograph, still life setup, live model or a trip to the great outdoor for some plein air sketching (and maybe a little bug-slapping), the inspiration for your artwork can ...

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