Author(s): Mark Bergin
From capturing a sleeping baby to depicting the lines and wrinkles of age, this beginner's art manual shows newcomers how to draw portraits in a variety of styles and mediums.
With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Portrait Drawing helps beginners look, see, and create fascinating, realistic likenesses of all types of faces. Exploring a range of media from watercolors and oils to acrylics and pastels, it guides you through the entire process: representing people of different ages; portraying different skin tones; accurately depicting the eyes, mouth, nose, and ears; and capturing different expressions. You'll even learn how to make a self-portrait, and master drawing basics like perspective, proportions, composition, chiaroscuro, and using color. At each stage, highly detailed illustrations will inspire you to develop your own sense of creativity.