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    Richard Schmid, Alla Prima

    Has anyone in England had any success in getting hold of this book? Im tearing my hair out trying Amazon.com places wont ship to Nottingham, England, and Amazon.co.uk second hands ones are some £200!

    Can anyone help?
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    is he still selling it in his site? check it out, i know he reissued a soft cover version. try that.
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    Schmiddy book
    Damn...I bought the hardcover for almost twice the price of the softcover. It's well worth it...good little book
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    is that for oil painting???
    Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd

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    buy the richard schmid book if you can. It's so worth it!!
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    what, is it out of print? I think you can get it through Bud Plant. $150 is still pricey, but that's really only 75 pounds (damn your economy!) plus shipping.
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    ordering from his website will cost you 28 dollars shipping.. if you get the softcover it will come out to 78 US dollars
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    His book is all about squinting to see values and edges and making color charts to learn what colors mix what. Also has a chapter on identifying wether the light is cool or warm and make the shadows the opposite. Theres some corny jokes and stuff too. I have just saved you $65. Spend that money on life drawing sessions instead.
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    say what you will, I still recomend it to any serious representational painter
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    Quote Originally Posted by winjer
    His book is all about squinting to see values and edges and making color charts to learn what colors mix what. Also has a chapter on identifying wether the light is cool or warm and make the shadows the opposite. Theres some corny jokes and stuff too. I have just saved you $65. Spend that money on life drawing sessions instead.
    ive looked thro it at jetpacks place and i must say i DISAGREE with you 100%. pretty much the best painting book and a very inspiational one at that. im ordering 1 within the next few days
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    Quote Originally Posted by winjer
    His book is all about squinting to see values and edges and making color charts to learn what colors mix what. Also has a chapter on identifying wether the light is cool or warm and make the shadows the opposite. Theres some corny jokes and stuff too. I have just saved you $65. Spend that money on life drawing sessions instead.
    haha sucks to be you, you're missing out by taking this book for granted.
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    the same shit is in loomis' creative illustration book. for free. Its a scam on impressionable young artists.
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    and impressionable old artists too, considering some of the people I've met who also value the book. How is it a scam if people are learning and taking inspiration from it? I'd say it's a pretty fair deal. You've inspired me to go re-read my copy.
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