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The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters

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""Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.""—Edgar DegasLearn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition.

In "The Art of Portrait Drawing," skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has ga
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ebook, 369 pages
Published May 29th 2006 by North Light Books
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Kevin de Ataíde
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An interesting, although a very short book, good for an introduction. The first half, quite promising, describes the author's techniques and her basic set-up. The second half, with the step-by-step projects, relies very much upon the personal experience of the artist, and is better a window on her creative process than a detailed instruction. I thought best of the Conclusion of the book, where the author describes her attempts to find a decent art instruction in her youth and the usual oppositio ...more
Serge Pierro
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Art of Portrait Drawing is a concise approach to the subject. The first section of the book contains topics such as Materials, Lighting, Poses and various instructional material. However, it is the second section that is probably the most interesting, as nine multi-page tutorials are presented - each done with various techniques and media.
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