About the BookThis original work introduces readers to the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting whose techniques aspire to photographic exactitude in drawing. From the first action before viewing the piece—the search for information and reference images—to different drawing and sculpture techniques, the book offers a step-by-step explanation of the creative process and shows readers how to illustrate in black and white and with colored pencils, how to work with watercolors and oil, how to create a trompe l'oeil and how to create a realistic looking 3D model. Readers will find all the techniques and suggestions they need to make their own hyperrealist creations, all explained in a pleasant and fun way. It is an original and creative way to introduce different drawing techniques that will awaken the artist inside of us all and whose results will strike most readers as surprising given the degree of realism achieved, as if they were photographs. The book includes references to contemporary artists who have used each of the techniques described, curiosities in the world of art and other tricks of the trade.
About the Book
Martí Cormand was born in 1970 in Barcelona and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a conceptual artist who uses hyperrealist techniques. His drawings are known for their minute and meticulous attention to detail, with impressive mastery of light, shadow, transparencies, textures and <em>trompe l'oeil </em>techniques. He is represented by the Josíe Bienvenu Gallery in New York and has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the world, such as Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), NY. His work forms part of the MOMA collection in New York, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards and artistic grants including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.