Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing

by Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

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Overview

Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist!

Mark and Mary Willenbrink'sAbsolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun—you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results.

You may be a beginner now, but not for long! Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family.

What's Inside:

  • A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life
  • Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements
  • 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities
  • Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440311444
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Series: Art for the Absolute Beginner
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 504,095
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Mark and Mary Willenbrink are the authors of North Light's Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner and Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner. Mark trained as a commercial artist and worked in advertising, then as a freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a regular contributor to Watercolor Artist magazine. Visit Mark online at www.shadowblaze.com.

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