×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

How to Draw Portraits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners with 10 Projects
     

How to Draw Portraits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners with 10 Projects

by Susie Hodge
 

Drawing people is generally considered one of the most difficult subjects to draw. There is so much to think about: proportion, posture and balance, how to make clothes look convincing and how to capture other elusive qualities that give figure drawings life and likeness. This book shows you all you need to know and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

Overview

Drawing people is generally considered one of the most difficult subjects to draw. There is so much to think about: proportion, posture and balance, how to make clothes look convincing and how to capture other elusive qualities that give figure drawings life and likeness. This book shows you all you need to know and you will be amazed at what you can achieve. With a little practice and patience you will achieve instant results and find that drawing people is one of the most rewarding subjects. Susie Hodge shows just how easy drawing people is, in a series of ten progressive demonstrations. These are done in a variety of media and concentrate on various aspects of drawing people — getting the features and proportions right, studying the shape, character and personality, capturing movement and foreshortening. After detailing the tools and materials required, Susie covers all the basic techniques needed to draw people successfully. A complete beginner will be amazed at what they can achieve by following the demonstrations and learning from the tips, tricks and know-how of the experienced artist.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This series from New Holland Publishers is intended to compete with Hamlyn's "Step-by-Step Art School" series. Both offer good, basic books at attractive prices. Hodge's How To Draw Portraits is a workmanlike manual, though her stilted style detracts from its effectiveness. Sidaway's How To Draw Still Life is a more authoritative work from a veteran writer of several art books. However, the comparable book in the Hamlyn series, Jack Buchan and Jonathan Baker's Step-by-Step Art School: Still Life, also contains a valuable history of the genre, with examples from Caravaggio, Manet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Warhol. While the Hodge and Sidaway volumes are adequate, libraries will be better off choosing from Hamlyn's "Step-by-Step Art School" series. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843303817
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
How to Draw Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Susie Hodge has a passion for art education and has been teaching practical art and art history to children and adults for over 11 years. She has written and illustrated many books including Art Attack How to Draw, Drawing... is Fun! and many titles in the Art in History series. She also works for the Royal Academy, the Tate and the V&A museum to produce booklets for visitors, teachers and students. She lives in Westcliff-in-Sea, Essex.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews