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DRAWING FROM LINE TO LIFE - the ONLY book I own by Doctor-Pencil DRAWING FROM LINE TO LIFE - the ONLY book I own by Doctor-Pencil
"DRAWING FROM LINE TO LIFE" by Mike Sibley is the is the ONLY drawing book I own. I HIGHLY recommend it!

When I first started drawing again (after 30 years) I ran across this book on the web, and liked what I read online, so I ordered it. I later ended up taking his workshop in 2009 when he toured the USA. Don't be misled that it seems to be about drawing dogs. That's just his passion. Like he says, "If you can draw well, you can draw ANYTHING". I have found that to be so true! When the book arrived (from England) I read EVERY single word like it was the Bible or something! It covers EVERY aspect of drawing, and I learned SO much from it! I really need to re-read it again. It's THAT good! I get nothing for promoting his book by the way, other than trying to help my fellow artists, in case you were wondering :D:D

One of my dreams is to write a HOW-TO draw portrait book one day, but until then, this book is worth every penny! It's not cheap either. It's about $55 US dollars.

Here is the link to his website: [link]
Take a look at the Contents page! It's covers EVERYTHING!!

Hope you get it!! :D:D
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KevinContrerasArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really interested in buying this book! :) Thanks for the recommendation!
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will NOT regret it! It's like a science!
Capsicles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I actually bought this book after I saw you recommended it! It really is amazing, it's taught me a lot!
Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing the recommendation - will have to check this one out :)
drawman61 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have this too, Rick. Mike was the first person to put one of my pictures on this interweb thing we all love, on his Starving Artists website. I felt like I had arrived, lol.
Mike is very approachable too, always willing to answer any questions I had.
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, took his class in Indiana a couple years ago! You should see his drawings in real life!
Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Might give it a go at some point since I've heard a lot of great things about Mike Sibley and this book. Thanks, Rick!
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This book is one of my treasured possessions. I bought this on the day it was published, and have never regretted the purchase. I have read many, many books on drawing and this is the best one in existence.
Like you I treat it as my bible. I have read it several times, from cover to cover, and dip into it when
I need to remind myself of a technique. Expensive it is, but worth every penny, you won't regret buying this book
If you want to draw then along with Rick I highly recommend it, you will never buy another one.
blacknimproud Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
neat! I think I've seen his work somewhere
shirls-art Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
ill have to check it out looks great thankyou sounds just what i need
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