Portraiture is one of the earliest painting genres. Capturing a face - a likeness - is beautiful, inspiring and challenging. Face Parts shows the many ways of seeing the face and its individual components, plus it offers instruction, advice and visual inspiration. The author has included tips and techniques on proportion and basic anatomy, as well as insight into understanding how to portray the human face.
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Acrylic angle areas of tone Arnolfini Portrait Art directions artist artwork basic Blind drawing bone brush character charcoal Charcoal pencils colour wheel Complementary colours composition contours convey cornea cranium create dark depicting drawing and painting ears etchings eye socket eyeball eyelashes eyelids features and details following pages George Underwood gouache Graphite pencil Henry Dreyfuss highlights human face images Inklink iris known light and shade looking makeup marks medium mixing mood mouth muscles nose Oil on canvas oil pastel Outsider art overall shape painter painting or drawing palette pastel Pen and ink person Pictographs portrait studio portraiture primary colour proportion and position pupil relationship Secondary colours self-portrait shadow Simon Jennings sitter sketchbook sketches skin skull Starting points surface tear duct Technical pens techniques texture tint Toby Wiggins tonal Tuttle typewriter variety Victor Ambrus viewpoint Vincent van Gogh washes watercolour William Tuttle