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Portrait Drawing: A Step-by-Step Art Instruction Book

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A classic of simplicity! Portrait Drawing has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the ba ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Watson-Guptill (first published 1981)
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Michael Scott
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This is a step-by-step tutorial on drawing portraits (heads), aimed at starting artists.

Liked the way each step is illustrated; the only better set of explanations I've seen in a book about drawing was in Go Office's More How To Draw Manga Volume 1 The Basics Of Character Drawing, where the actual movement of the drawing tool (let's say pencil) is depicted and explained. The explanations were a bit lacking, in that the authors use terms such as "broad, bold strokes"; for a beginner as mys
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Jim
Dec 26, 2014 Jim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning and intermediate drawing students
If you don't have the resources or access to an art school or instructor, this book is a very good choice for learning how to draw portraits. The lessons are clear, incremental, and simple enough for anyone with basic drawing skills to understand and benefit from. Recommended.
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