Drawing Expressive Portraits

Drawing Expressive Portraits

by Paul Leveille
Publisher: North Light Books
Trade Paperback, 127 pages
Price: $19.99

This guide encourages students to forget about creating a likeness, and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. In a clear, step-by-step format, with the help of nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations, readers will learn:

  • Easy, basic pencil and charcoal techniques

  • How to draw each feature of the face

  • How to communicate various facial expressions

  • Techniques for working from live models

  • How to draw a variety of people, different poses and lighting conditions
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