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

Contents

Introduction
9
Setting Up
10
Chapter 1
13
Chapter 2
21
Chapter 3
39
Chapter 4
51
Chapter 5
59
Chapter 6
69
Chapter 7
85
Matting and Framing Your Artwork
124
Index
126
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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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