Portrait Drawing

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Portrait Drawing is a highly illustrated guide to drawing the human face, for all those learning to draw or wishing to improve their skills. John T. Freeman introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured yet natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand not only how to do it but, more importantly, why. Written in the manner of the author's highly praised tutorials, each stage is...

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Overview

Portrait Drawing is a highly illustrated guide to drawing the human face, for all those learning to draw or wishing to improve their skills. John T. Freeman introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured yet natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand not only how to do it but, more importantly, why. Written in the manner of the author's highly praised tutorials, each stage is presented in a practical and informal way, offering detailed, step-by-step guidance in all aspects of drawing the face. John T. Freeman is a professional artist and lecturer; his solo exhibitions include those at Tate Britain and the British Library.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861268549
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 985,915
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

John Freeman

John Freeman studied painting at Bath Academy of Art and Chelsea School of Art. For over twenty-five years he has worked as a professional artist and lecturer specialising in life drawing, painting and etching. His solo exhibitions have featured overseas and in the UK at venues such as Tate Britain and the Royal Festival Hall. His teaching has spanned twenty years, and he has also written and illustrated several publications.
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Table of Contents


Preface     6
Introduction     7
Drawing with the Right Attitude     11
The Problem of Style     13
Introducing the Method     18
The Advanced Portrait     35
Further Reading     127
Index     128
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