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    Need some good books about Light and Shade

    Hello people, I am searching for good advanced books about light and shade for drawing.
    May someone say " DUDE! Best way is draw life!" .
    Yes I know but I also want some book stuff to help.
    If there is any topic about this please let link for me.

    Thanks!

    (Sorry for bad english)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevenreis View Post
    Hello people, I am searching for good advanced books about light and shade for drawing.
    May someone say " DUDE! Best way is draw life!" .
    Yes I know but I also want some book stuff to help.
    If you're a beginner, do a simple still life in a forgiving medium like charcoal on paper. Once you're confident with that, do a simple still life in oils (okay, that is not what you wanted to read, but I'm trying, nevertheless). James Gurney's 'Colour and Light' is a good avanced book.

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    I put together this introductory guide to constructive figure drawing, which is mainly about light and shadow and how they reveal form. Because to know where to put light and shadow, you first need to understand the forms you're trying to draw. It's all interrelated. The second post in particular should be very helpful to you (but be sure to read the whole thing). The guide lists several authors of the kind of books you're looking for - in particular you might want to get Hogarth's Dynamic Light and Shade. And yeah, the Gurney book is excellent, though more advanced.

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    Thanks guys for reply. I have some basics of light/shade. I already know about this Color/Light Book and looks great!
    I found this book http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Light-.../dp/1844481867 .
    I want an ebook but I didn't find where to buy. Seems to be a good read.

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    You can buy the book at these links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...n=new&sr=&qid=
    .. But not as an ebook. If you google for the title of the book plus the word ebook you might be able to turn that up (if there is one).

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    I tried to look for ebook but I didn't find it ;/
    I live in Brazil and books from Amazon take 1 or 2 mounths to arrive here. I hate here , all art stuff and eletronics are at least double of price. Just come to visit not live.
    Thanks guys

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