A Closer Look

By Patrick Woodroffe,

Book cover of A Closer Look: The Art Techniques of Patrick Woodroffe

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The celebrated fantasy artist reveals the creative process behind his paintings, etchings, and photographs

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British illustrator Patrick Woodroffe was an eclectic virtuoso, working with equal facility in oils, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, silverpoint, and a unique technique of his own involving cutout drawings photographed in natural settings. Like McMullan’s, this book gives you a practical look inside one artist’s creative process. One remark of Woodroffe’s helped set me free artistically: “I don’t think strict accuracy is important, for if art is to offer us anything at all that is not to be found ‘out there’ or in photographs, then it can only come from those fortunate instances when the artist sees something not…

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