Drawing Expressive Portraits

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North Light Books, Aug 15, 2001 - Art - 128 pages
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This guide encourages you to forget about creating a likeness, and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. In a clear, step-by-step format, with the help of nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations, you will learn:

  • Easy, basic pencil and charcoal techniques
  • How to draw each feature of the face
  • How to communicate various facial expressions
  • Techniques for working from live models
  • How to draw a variety of people, different poses and lighting conditions

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I used this amazing book as I taught myself to draw 5 years ago, and It literally taught me how to look at things in a different light, and as I become an artist I saw and felt the teachings and principles from this book take form in my life and in the way I see things.I still have this book, I love this book and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to draw.. 

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Interesting book. I learned a few things from it. I would recommend it. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Paul Leveille has been pursuing his love of portraiture for over 20 years. In addition to painting portraits of nationally and internationally distinguished clients, Leveille conducts workshops around the country. He is the author of two other books, Painting Expressive Pastel Portraits and Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil. He lives in West Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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