A classic of simplicity "Portrait Drawing" has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the basics and move on to conveying expression and emotion. Ten "demonstrations" show exactly how to put everything together for portraits that are more than the sum of their parts. Easy to understand, easy to use, this 25th Anniversary edition of "Portrait Drawing," newly updated for today's artists, shows the quick, rewarding way to master the fundamentals of a favorite genre.
The best-seller for the introduction to drawing course, "A Guide to Drawing" provides an excellent balance of classic, historical examples from around the world coupled with the most current images that reflect the state of the art of drawing. The text provides a systematic and sound course of instruction, beginning with an introduction to the nature of drawing and an invitation into the initial experiences of drawing, both underscored by an emphasis on the importance of learning how to see. The text moves through chapters on art elements, drawing media and subject matter, concluding with more advanced topics that can be used in subsequent courses, encouraging readers to keep this text as a reference throughout their studies and into their careers as artists. The eighth edition of "A Guide to Drawing" covers the most relevant drawing topics being taught today, with more emphasis on fundamentally expressive powers of drawing as a contemporary visual language, and more emphasis on coordinating sight and thought processes while drawing.
The aim of this book is to teach anyone to draw animals and enjoy the process. The author begins with the basics and takes readers through the stages to produce finished drawings in a variety of media, from pencil to conte.
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