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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    Not Worth Your Money

    I requested this book for Christmas of 2002 when I was 12 and it was a big mistake. I'm 15 now and I don't use it as a reference at all. I'm a fairly experienced artist but, it was quite complicated. It was out of date and very boring. I would recommend not getting this book, and to find a book published more recently!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    A GREAT help unless...

    Drawing Portraits is a great title that goes into detail with chalk, conte, pencil, as well as charcoal! Graves' technique is actually very simple (and quite useful to the visual learners) and allows the artist to see human forms in simple shapes. The illustrations are quite amusing and detailed (especially the chalk illustrations)and are broken down into various steps. Futhermore, the hands and nose are greatly emphasized and are also aided with great tutorials. But, if you have already developed a style to your liking, then you would basically find his methods rather useless. But other than that, I would recommend this book to beginning artists in search of a useful method in drawing portraits.

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