Drawing a Likeness (Practical Art Books) epub | fb2 | djvu
ISBN: 0823013588
Author: Douglas R. Graves
Book title: Drawing a Likeness (Practical Art Books)
Format: ePub | fb2 | DJVU
Pages: 176
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Language: English
Category: Drawing Books
Size ePub version: 1251 kb
Size fb2 version: 1716 kb

In-depth demonstrations teach how to analyze and interpret the basic shapes of the head and facial features, and how to create new and fascinating effects..Everyone who paints or draws portraits worries most about one thing: getting an accurate likeness. But getting a likeness doesn't take genius and isn't based on a bag of tricks. It's really a matter of learning to use a logical procedure, based on careful observation of the subject, and then lots of practice. Drawing a Likeness is divided into three parts. In the first part you learn how to analyze a head—how to recognize the basic shapes and their variations, and place the features within the larger form of the head. Drawings of many different subjects serve as examples. In the second part, the actual drawing procedure is analyzed in minute detail as three different-shaped heads—oval, rectangular, and round—are drawn. Each of these three demonstrations contains a photograph of the subject and develops the portrait in great detail (45 actual steps) right down to the finished drawing. In the third part of the book, you learn how to use different combinations of drawing materials to create a wide range of effects: charcoal, Conté, and carbon pencils on both gray and white charcoal paper, graphite pencils on illustration board, soft and hard charcoal sticks and pencils on smooth board, charcoal and carbon pencil worked over acrylic-gessoed chipboard. There are six demonstrations in this section showing how to draw men and women of different ages. Each demonstration has ten steps, one per page, and includes a photograph of the subject. Drawing a Likeness is a basic, practical book for anyone who has ever tried to draw or paint a portrait—students, amateurs, professionals, and teachers

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