Drawing Portraits For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide To Successful Portrait Drawing

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Drawing Portraits For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide To Successful Portrait Drawing

by Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

P_F & W Media_edia | June 15, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 4.33 × 3.35 × 0.16 in

Published: June 15, 2012

Publisher: P_F & W Media_edia

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1440311447

ISBN - 13: 9781440311444

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Drawing Portraits For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide To Successful Portrait Drawing

by Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 4.33 × 3.35 × 0.16 in

Published: June 15, 2012

Publisher: P_F & W Media_edia

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1440311447

ISBN - 13: 9781440311444

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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


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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