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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Capturing Character

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

Capturing Orion’s expression was the goal of this drawing. The challenges were making sure it was an accurate depiction, not a caricature, and also finishing the top of his head that the photo didn’t show.

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Reference Photo

Nadeoui Eden sent us this wonderful photo she took of Orion flossing his teeth. It made us laugh, and we loved it. We asked for permission from both Orion’s parents and the photographer to use it in this book.

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1. Erase Any Unnecessary Lines

Before you begin to shade any drawing, ...

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