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Of Strokes & Shades: The secrets of digital art by Laura H. Rubin - with signed bookplate

Of Strokes & Shades: The secrets of digital art by Laura H. Rubin - with signed bookplate

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This book features an exclusive bookplate by Laura H. Rubin and a free mini print.

Of Strokes and Shades explores the captivating, hyper-realistic digital portraiture of popular Swiss artist Laura H. Rubin. This inspirational book is filled with jaw-dropping, carefully curated galleries, detailed step-by-step tutorials on how to find your creative feet in Procreate, and an insider’s look at Laura’s personal and professional art journey to date. Designed for beginners and professionals alike, artists can now discover how to create their own thought-provoking portraits using the artist’s invaluable industry tips, tricks, and life lessons learned along the way.

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This book features an exclusive bookplate by Laura H. Rubin and a free mini print.

Of Strokes and Shades explores the captivating, hyper-realistic portraiture and popular, brooding heroines of award-winning Swiss artist Laura H. Rubin. Though her art journey began as a way for a shy girl to communicate with her father, Laura’s works have now attracted over 750K followers and the attention of big international brands like Think Jam, Ubisoft and Square Enix. This beautiful collection stands out from other “Art of” books by showcasing her unique stylistic approach to digital portrait painting, while providing practical, in-depth tutorials on how to master her coveted techniques. Laura walks her readers through a detailed recollection of both personal and professional experiences with honing her skills, discovering her style, and finding inspiration along the way. Discover how to transform rough sketches into realism with Laura’s comprehensive tips and tricks, covering everything from lighting setups to designing bespoke brushes. This high-quality hardback is the perfect addition for artists of all backgrounds wanting a gentle, informed introduction to the world of hyper-realism. 

Hardback 152 pages
Dimensions: 297mm x 210mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-60-2

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This book features an exclusive bookplate by Laura H. Rubin and a free mini print.

About the artist

Award-winning digital artist Laura Rubin specializes in realistic portraits that fascinate with their emotion. Having drawn since she was a child, Laura studied digital art, film, and VFX at Zurich’s SAE Institute, but soon turned to drawing again. Her distinctive style of portraiture is created digitally using the industry-leading iPad software Procreate. Laura’s business combines client commissions and collaborations with selling her work, merchandise, tutorials, and digital resources.

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Evangeline

beautiful & informative book, amazing quality!

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Oninounmei
Unbelievable Art Book

First of all, it is nothing new that Laura's art is so beautiful, good and precise. But it addition, the quality of the materials and print is flawless, so high quality. Also, not just to see art, but to see the journey Laura's lived to become the artist she is now and the full process of a piece... it is really a gift to have this book.

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Faimano
My first purchase on 3D Total

The book is very beautiful. What I like the most is being able to admire Laura's works in a large format with her feelings about it.
The step by step tutorial confirms that Laura's work is colossal and that few people manage to do it.
I live on a remote island and luckily 3D Total delivers to my house. It took 3 weeks or even 4 weeks to arrive but the book arrived safely.
It's worth the purchase!

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Kaleb

Incredible!

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Julieta
I read it in a matter of hours!

This is the very first art book I bought, and OMG, I just loved it! Everything is well put together: the illustrations, photos, narration, step-by-step, etc. I especially loved how Laura explained her process -she made it look so simple and clear to achieve realism! I can't wait to start implementing everything into my own art style!

The book is a masterpiece itself! ♥ Now I'm off to buy Laura's first art book.