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Drawing Portraits Fundamentals: A Book (How to Draw People) by [Dunster, J R]
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Length: 275 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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This is a full-length 275-page book with approximately 200 original illustrations and lots of how-to and step-by-step tutorials, thorough explanations of beginner as well more advanced drawing concepts. Learn how to draw portraits! Don't worry about "talent"! It's not necessary. Many people who didn't think they were "artists" have discovered they have the ability to draw portraits. You can learn too! It's a matter of education and practice.

While this book is inspired by the tutorial site, a lot of the content is new and was created specifically for the book.

This is the second edition of this book, and the first time it's been available in eBook format!

Topics in the book include:
Beginning drawing, getting started, learning the grid, learning pencil techniques.
Overview of the head.
Drawing the profile.
Features of the head.
Facial "landmarks," anatomy, and proportions of the figure, an overview.
Step-by-step portraits
Working in a tighter (more detailed) technique, tips and techniques.
Shading explained: Understand values and how to make your art look more realistic
Making up your own faces from your imagination: Exercises and techniques
"Don't Do That!" Common beginner mistakes that are easy to avoid.
Advice for new artists: Taking the right attitude, dealing with discouragement, feelings of competition, art snobs, tracing photos vs. drawing freehand, digital tools.
More things artists should know: Drawing from life (live models), the current state of formal art education, introduction to working in color (color palette recommendations, brief overview of painting mediums).

Table of Contents:
Welcome & Introduction
Let's Get Started with Drawing
Introduction to Shading and Technique
Drawing the Face: Basics of Head Structure and Alignment of Features
Drawing the Profile
The Features and Hair
An Overview of the Anatomy of the Head and Figure
Shading the Portrait
Step-by-Step Portraits, Soft Edges
Working with a Tighter Technique
Drawing Different Types of People
Inventing Your Own Portraits, "Don't Do This!"
Advice for the Newbie Artist
Other Goodies Every New Artist Should Learn
A Final Word
About the Author
Important Acknowledgements and Credits
About the Second Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17775 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Green Verdugo Press; 2 edition (5 November 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #308,261 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars But! 31 May 2016
By D. J. R. McGOWAN - Published on
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An awful lot of work has gone into this book and provides some excellent advice to both beginner and advanced artist and I do share and appreciate most of the views and advice given by my fellow artist and while the author warns (quite rightly) about the grid system, he, like so many other books on drawing, puts this method forward. This to me spoils the uniqueness of the book The grid method, once used, is like cocaine and very habit forming and most 'artists' using this method, seldom return to learn how to actually draw! My advice would be to jump ahead and avoid this section, but read and practice the rest, in this otherwise excellent book.
Daniel McGowan Portrait artist (author Why Measure? The 10 Day Portrait Drawing Crash Course)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to portraiture 8 March 2016
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This is one of the best books I've read lately on the subject of portraiture. It gives many techniques in each phase of drawing a portrait.
It begins with the true fundamentals of pure drawing, let alone a portrait. It goes into excellent details of every phase from beginning to end of completing the portrait.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice a practical introduction to portrait drawing 24 September 2016
By Steen artist - Published on
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Nice a practical introduction to portrait drawing. If you want to learn to draw freehand, just skip the grid method. If all only want to draw from photographs by all means use the grid method. In either case, by reading and practicing (practicing many many times) this book will teach you how to make impressive drawings.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 3 May 2017
By P. Morrigan - Published on
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Very good guide
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 July 2016
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very good instruction and attitude