People with Debra Kauffman Yaun: Learn to Draw Step by Step
By Debra Kauffman Yaun
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781560107958, 32pp.)
Publication Date: February 2007
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This new addition to the best-selling Drawing category of our How to Draw and Paint Series shows aspiring artists how to depict a variety of people in pencil from a ballerina to soccer player. Accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun introduces readers to drawing supplies and basic techniques, as well as to the essential elements of full-figure anatomy; then she guides artists through a collection of step-by-step projects, starting each with a simple sketch and ending with a beautifully rendered portrait. Debra even includes information on adding color to drawings, sharing her extensive knowledge of colored pencil. Featuring a range of people of different ages and ethnicities, this book is sure to educate and inspire.
Debra Kaufmann Yaun discovered that she had a knack for drawing people when she was a young girl growing up in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra worked as a fashion illustrator. She has drawn and painted many commissioned portraits, several of which have been of children's favorite subject to draw. Debra's artwork has been published in several art magazines and books, and she has won numerous awards. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, having served as president of the Atlanta chapter, and she is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. She also enjoys teaching classes and workshops in portraits and colored pencil. Debra's work is currently featured in three Walter Foster Publishing titles: Drawing: Faces & Features in the How to Draw and Paint Series; and Colored Pencil Step by Step and Watercolor Pencil Step by Step, both in the Artist's Library Series. Debra and her artist-husband have two grown sons and currently reside on 11 acres of countryside in Georgia.