The Art of Portrait Drawing (NIP)

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Description

Learn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition.

In The Art of Portrait Drawing, skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has gathered from generations of the world’s greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and today’s best artists alike!

Inside you’ll find:

  • An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite.
  • An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing.
  • Time-honored methods for drawing accurately.
  • Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject.
  • Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively.
  • 9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence.

Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing as the road map for your artistic quest.

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 279 mm
Sub-Category

Drawing

ISBN

9781440320101

Sub Title

Learn the essential Techniques of the Masters

Contributors

Joy Thomas

Imprint

North Light Books

Product Format

Paperback

Pages

144

Publication Date

28/10/2012

BISAC Code

ART010000

Publishers

F+W Media Inc

Publication Year

2012