Joy Thomas, "The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters"
English | ISBN: 1581807120, 1440320101 | 2006 | EPUB | 144 pages | 14 MB
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."-Edgar Degas
Learn 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 gathered from generations of the worlds greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and todays best artists alike!
Inside youll find:
An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite
An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing
Time-honored methods for drawing accurately
Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject
Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively
9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence
Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing as the road map for your artistic quest