Drawing Expressive Portraits

Overview

This guide encourages you to forget about creating a likeness, and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. In a clear, step-by-step format, with the help of nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations, you will learn:

  • Easy, basic pencil ...
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Overview

This guide encourages you to forget about creating a likeness, and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. In a clear, step-by-step format, with the help of nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations, you will learn:

  • Easy, basic pencil and charcoal techniques
  • How to draw each feature of the face
  • How to communicate various facial expressions
  • Techniques for working from live models
  • How to draw a variety of people, different poses and lighting conditions

Leveille's easy-to-master techniques and friendly manner take the intimidation out of drawing portraits. This guide encourages students to "forget about creating a likeness, " and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. Includes nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581802450
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 514,100
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Setting Up 10
Ch. 1 Basic Drawing Techniques 12
Ch. 2 Head Proportions 20
Ch. 3 Drawing the Features 38
Ch. 4 Values 50
Ch. 5 Expressions 58
Ch. 6 Working from A Model 68
Ch. 7 Drawing the Portrait Step by Step 84
Matting and Framing Your Artwork 124
Index 126
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