Portrait Drawing (Paperback)

By Carolyn Scrace

Book House, 9781912904808, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2020

List Price: 9.95*
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From capturing a sleeping baby to depicting the lines and wrinkles of age, this beginner's art manual shows newcomers how to draw portraits in a variety of styles and mediums.

With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Portrait Drawing helps beginners look, see, and create fascinating, realistic likenesses of all types of faces. Exploring a range of media from watercolors and oils to acrylics and pastels, it guides you through the entire process: representing people of different ages; portraying different skin tones; accurately depicting the eyes, mouth, nose, and ears; and capturing different expressions. You'll even learn how to make a self-portrait, and master drawing basics like perspective, proportions, composition, chiaroscuro, and using color. At each stage, highly detailed illustrations will inspire you to develop your own sense of creativity.

About the Author

Carolyn Scrace is an illustrator and writer who studied at Brighton College of Art in England. She works in advertising, animation, and publishing, specializing in children's picture books and art guides.