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By Joy Thomas

Learn the best way to flip what you notice into masterful, expressive artwork. With the sensible guide and suggestion in those pages, you could enhance the talents essential to draw high-quality snap shots within the realist tradition.

In The artwork of Portrait Drawing, expert artist pleasure Thomas passes directly to you the teachings she has accumulated from generations of the world's maximum artists. know about the golden suggest, the normal three-color portrait, the secrets and techniques of share and extra tools utilized by the previous Masters and trendy most sensible artists alike!

Inside you will find:

  • An advent to each well-known drawing medium, together with charcoal, Conté and graphite.
  • An illustrated review of the historical past of portrait drawing.
  • Time-honored equipment for drawing accurately.
  • Insights on how you can seize not just the likeness, but additionally the temper and essence of your subject.
  • Advice on posing a subject matter, constructing lighting fixtures, selecting the right instruments and composing effectively.
  • 9 in-depth, step by step drawing demonstrations to boost your talents and your confidence.

Portraying the human face is the last word expression of paintings. Use The artwork of Portrait Drawing because the highway map to your inventive quest.

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