Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces (Paperback)

By Carrie Stuart Parks

North Light Books, 9781581802160, 127pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2003

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Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today

Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to:

  • Master proportions and map facial features accurately
  • Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically
  • Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait
  • Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair

Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style

About the Author

Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning artist and is acknowledged as one of the top forensic art instructors in the nation for her innovative training. An author and illustrator of five North Light books, Carrie has also created drawing and painting videos for adults and children. For more about Carrie and her artwork, visit her online at