Lessons in Masterful Portrait Drawing

Author: Mau-Kun Yim
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440349812
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Art

Draw the best portraits with form and spirit. Drawing techniques from a master! Mau-Kun Yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience. Start with a solid foundation - Classical bust drawing is a must. These lessons aid in constructing volume in your drawing and introduce concepts of structure. Move on to sketching - The best way to train your observation skills. Anatomy, value and state of mind are the focus of these lessons. 12 step-by-step tutorials put it all together - Form and spirit combine along with more clearly defined details to bring life and dimension to your portraits. An extensive gallery of beautifully and classically executed portraits, figures, sketches and busts serves as inspiration.

Lessons in Portrait Drawing

Author: Mau-Kun Yim
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440349768
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Art

Draw the best portraits with form and spirit. Drawing techniques from a master! Mau-Kun Yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience. Start with a solid foundation - Classical bust drawing is a must. These lessons aid in constructing volume in your drawing and introduce concepts of structure. Move on to sketching - The best way to train your observation skills. Anatomy, value and state of mind are the focus of these lessons. 12 step-by-step tutorials put it all together - Form and spirit combine along with more clearly defined details to bring life and dimension to your portraits. An extensive gallery of beautifully and classically executed portraits, figures, sketches and busts serves as inspiration.

The Artist s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Author: William Maughan
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434731
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Art

In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal

Author: Nathan Fowkes
Publisher:
ISBN: 1624650317
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Genre:

Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing portraits in charcoal not only accessible, but also a real pleasure! From stocking the best supplies to using them effectively, and composing a portrait while avoiding common mistakes, How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes will place you firmly on the path to producing the charcoal portraits you've dreamed of creating. His easy-to-follow tips, in-depth tutorials, and valuable exercises make this guide your first step toward building an understanding and appreciation for every face you draw. This handy book will equip you with the skills to capture them in beautiful charcoal fashion.

Painting and Drawing the Head

Author: Daniel Shadbolt
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785001642
Release Date: 2016-07-31
Genre: Art

Painting and Drawing the Head combines technical instruction, art history references and thoughts on the day-to-day practice of painting the head from life. The rich text, supported by over 100 paintings, gives a thoughtful account of the process of capturing a likeness. After introducing materials, principles and ideas, it follows the course of painting a head in five sittings, providing unique insight and practical comment throughout: from the choice of ground for the picture, through the set-up, the structure of the sessions, guidance on how to compose and what palette to use, all the way to the later stages of developing a portrait over time. There are equipment notes about what to paint on and what to paint with; the importance of looking, and training your eyes; advice on tone, colour, perspective and composition; photographs to explain lighting decisions and set-ups; and notes on painting a self-portrait. Aimed at all artists, particularly portrait painters, and superbly illustrated with 265 colour photographs that explain lighting decisions and set-ups.

Drawing Portraits

Author: Douglas R. Graves
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0823014312
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Art

Presents a step-by-step course in the art of portraiture, identifying necessary materials, common problems, and alternate techniques, and provides demonstrations of individual features and full portraits

Portrait Drawing

Author: John T. Freeman
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1861268548
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Portrait Drawing is a highly illustrated guide to drawing the human face, for all those learning to draw or wishing to improve their skills. John T. Freeman introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured yet natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand not only how to do it but, more importantly, why. Written in the manner of the author's highly praised tutorials, each stage is presented in a practical and informal way, offering detailed, step-by-step guidance in all aspects of drawing the face. John T. Freeman is a professional artist and lecturer; his solo exhibitions include those at Tate Britain and the British Library.

Figure Drawing Master Class

Author: Dan Gheno
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440339943
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Art

How to draw like the masters! With Figure Drawing Master Class, you will discover the secrets to creating masterful figure drawings through examples of Old Master drawings, as well as Dan Gheno's own beautiful drawings, demonstrations and diagrams. This take-home course covers everything you need to put yourself on the fast-track to successful figure drawing. Inside you'll find: The basics of training your hand to draw Gesture drawing lessons How to draw heads and hands How to accurately compose your figures Keys to replicating the subtle details in the posture of the head to suggest emotion The basics of human proportions With tips, tricks and historical references, the drawing instruction inside will help you with all the critical skills you need to travel your own journey through successful figure drawing and improve your drawings for years to come. Learn to draw all aspects of the human figure with diagrams, demonstrations and Old Master drawings More than 120 drawings by Old Master artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Rembrandt Includes 5 step-by-step demonstrations to reinforce the key concepts of figure drawing

Drawing Atelier The Figure

Author: Jon deMartin
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440342875
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Art

Arguably the most challenging of subjects for the artist, the human figure also offers opportunities for works of incredible beauty and complexity. In this book, one of today's leading figurative artists shares techniques and approaches for drawing the human form. With a reverent grounding in the methods of the Old Masters and keen perspective developed over Jon DeMartin's 20+ years of making and teaching art, this comprehensive workshop focuses on the power of line and how it can be used to achieve a convincing sense of dimension and life. Beautifully illustrated with classical drawings as well as step-by-step progressions, these lessons explore the enlightening practice of copying, how to use proportion and measurement wisely, drawing the head and its features, rendering the figure in motion, short-pose exercises, and much, much more. Throughout, artists will master techniques for achieving a compelling "living force" in their drawings, while building a base of understanding that will ultimately make the process more intuitive and enjoyable.

Figure Drawing for All It s Worth

Author: Andrew Loomis
Publisher: EDITORA BIBLIOMUNDI SERVIÇOS DIGITAIS LTDA
ISBN: 9781526003041
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Art

The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

1000 Drawings of Genius

Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 9781783109494
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Art

Long thought of as the neglected stepchild of painting, the art of drawing has recently begun to enjoy a place in the sun. With major museums around the world, from the Met to the Uffizi, mounting exhibitions focused on the art of draughtsmanship, drawing is receiving more critical and academic attention than ever before. This captivating text gives readers a sweeping analysis of the history of drawing, from Renaissance greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Modernist masters like M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, and everyone in between.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Author: Steve Huston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631590658
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Art

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Drawing Portraits

Author: Giovanni Civardi
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 1903975093
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

Provides instructions on the art of portrait drawing.

Old Master Portrait Drawings

Author: James Spero
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486141237
Release Date: 2012-05-17
Genre: Art

Masterpieces of drawing from the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe, spanning four centuries from Filippino Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, and Titian to Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Ingres. 47 plates.

The Art of Portrait Drawing

Author: Joy Thomas
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440319815
Release Date: 2006-05-29
Genre: Art

"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 world's 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 today's best artists alike! Inside you'll 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.