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How to Render (Hard Cover)

$ 59.95 Out of Stock

This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. Rendering is the next step after drawing to communicate ideas more clearly. Building on what Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling wrote about in How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination, this book shares everything the two experts know about how to render light, shadow and reflective surfaces.

This book is divided into two major sections: the first explains the physics of light and shadow. One will learn how to construct proper shadows in perspective and how to apply the correct values to those surfaces. The second section focuses on the physics of reflectivity and how to render a wide range of materials utilizing this knowledge.

Throughout the book, two icons appear that indicate either “observation” or “action.” This means the page or section is about observing reality or taking action by applying the knowledge and following the steps in creating your own work. Similar to our previous book, How To Draw, this book contains links to free online rendering tutorials that can be accessed via the URL list or through the H2Re app.


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How to Render (Paperback)

$ 45.95 Out of Stock

This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. Rendering is the next step after drawing to communicate ideas more clearly. Building on what Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling wrote about in How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination, this book shares everything the two experts know about how to render light, shadow and reflective surfaces.

This book is divided into two major sections: the first explains the physics of light and shadow. One will learn how to construct proper shadows in perspective and how to apply the correct values to those surfaces. The second section focuses on the physics of reflectivity and how to render a wide range of materials utilizing this knowledge.

Throughout the book, two icons appear that indicate either “observation” or “action.” This means the page or section is about observing reality or taking action by applying the knowledge and following the steps in creating your own work. Similar to our previous book, How To Draw, this book contains links to free online rendering tutorials that can be accessed via the URL list or through the H2Re app.


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I DRAW SHOES Sketchbook Reference Guide

$ 24.99

I DRAW SHOES sketchbook and reference guide is an indispensable tool for students, designers, hobbyists, artists and footwear enthusiasts. We've designed the ultimate shoes design field guide by pairing commonly used industry reference materials with a ubiquitous and iconic sketchbook form.

Contents include footwear industry background, footwear overview, proportion, perspective and layout fundamentals. 

The only limit is your imagination - use the templates to develop your personal style, use the pages as mood boards and paste inspirational images, or just use the pages to flesh out a concept using your own perspective. The goal of this book is to encourage practice - so make it your own, and you'll have a great process book for your portfolio once you've filled it up.


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III Academy: Mission 1

$ 12.95 $ 14.95

Want to learn how to draw and color manga style illustration?

Follow the adventures of Ian and Ivy as they learn the basic elements of drawing and coloring. Come and discover with them how to draw figure poses, distinguish perspectives, and color animals. 

Each episode is full of new discoveries, valuable drawing tips, and exciting extras like Japanese lessons!

Read iii Academy and start learning today!

 Note: If you are outside the US and Canada and are interested in purchasing this item, please email us-  orders@copicmarker.com Wholesale inquiries welcome.

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INKWORKS: VOL. 1 Design Sketches

$ 19.95

Darren Quach is a Los Angeles–based concept designer who has contributed his creativity to numerous video games, including Hawken, Fuse, Ratchet & Clank Future: ACIT, Total Overdose and all three Resistance games. Worldwide, Quach has worked with video game studios Adhesive Games, Insomniac Games, Etcetera, Universal Entertainment, and Killer Game.


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Lovely: Ladies of Animation

$ 24.95

The beautiful minds of six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry present LOVELY: LADIES OF ANIMATION. The history of art in animation has had many female heroes, this elite group is continuing the tradition and building upon it. Featuring the first published personal works by Lorelay Bove, Lisa Keene and Claire Keane, this title is an indispensable addition to the library of those interested in animation. With a variety of styles from graphic works to realistic portraits, these images will inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page.


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My Daily Zoo

$ 9.95

Inspired by The Daily Zoo, Keeping the Doctor at Bay with a Drawing a Day and The Daily Zoo, Year 2, Chris Ayers has created MY Daily Zoo to get the creativity of the young and old alike brewing! This activity book will provide page upon page of exercises that will provide YOU with ample opportunities to create your own personal zoo of characters. Some examples of what you will find within the cover – an octopus with the ends of his tentacles missing, you get to add what you would like to see held in the eight spaces, scribbles that get turned into characters with scribbles drawn to inspire your own characters, design a tortoise shell, a hippo tattoo, a bowling team's missing members, the dog show's competition line up, animal splicing (parts of different animals are provided for you to create your own). Have no fear, this book of artistic challenges will be started off with a step-by-step drawing follow-a-long: showing a line by line (shape by shape) progression of drawing a Daily Zoo character – provided with blank spaces next to each step for one to follow along.


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Product Design Rendering DVD

$ 39.95

In this DVD, Industrial and Transportation Designer Oliver Neuland presents his own rendering techniques in clearly marked out sections. Watch as he works his way through basic exercises and talks in-depth about tools needed for to get started in this exciting industry. Tools and details are referenced on screen as you watch his process unfold. Oliver Neuland is a design consultant who has worked and taught throughout Germany and studied Industrial and Transport Design at Massey University's Auckland School of Design in New Zealand. This DVD is in German with English subtitles. Run Time: 126 minutes.


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Product Design Rendering DVD Vol 2

$ 39.95

The second in the series of Product design renderings from Oliver Neuland. DVD lasts over 3 hours and shows a range of techniques and excellent marker illustration examples. Industrial and Transportation Designer Oliver Neuland presents his own rendering techniques in clearly marked out sections. Watch as he works his way through basic exercises and talks in-depth about tools needed for to get started in this exciting industry. Tools and details are referenced on screen as you watch his process unfold. Oliver Neuland is a design consultant who has worked and taught throughout Germany and studied Industrial and Transport Design at Massey University's Auckland School of Design in New Zealand. This DVD is in German with English subtitles. Run Time: 205 minutes. 


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Shadows & Shading: A beginner's guide to lighting placement

$ 14.95

  • Understand different kinds of light sources
  • The difference between shading & cast shadows
  • How to properly color a variety of objects, from simple to complex
  • Shadow color theory
 
Shadows & Shading is a book designed for people who want to understand the basic rules of light when coloring, whether or not they draw their own art. This book is intended for beginners, who want to learn proper shading when coloring. Includes 4 clear lighting guides to help plan light sources under many different situations. Learn to break down complex images into basic shapes that can easily be colored.

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