How to Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs

How to Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Offers step-by-step instructions on how to create realistic looking pencil portraits from photographs, demonstrating how to draw individual facial features and how to properly shade and blend tones and highlights.

Perseus Publishing

If you've always wanted to draw beautiful, realistic-looking portraits of your favorite people, this step-by-step guide shows you how to do it - better and more easily than you ever thought possible.

Lee Hammond quickly teaches you how to add the illustration of three-dimensional highlights and shadows to simple shapes using pencil shading and blending. After you've got the basics down, you'll learn how to use the same techniques to portray every feature of the human face. You'll also discover how to figure out what the features of your photographed model really look like so you can draw them from different angles. Then Hammond shows you how to put all those features together to create a lifelike portrait that truly captures the individuality of your subject.

After you've completed these easy-to-do drawing exercises, you'll soon be turning the memories frozen in your old snapshots into warm, beautiful works of art.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 1995
ISBN: 9780891346357
Characteristics: 135 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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Rachiecakes Feb 10, 2010

the BEST book for portrait techniques I've ever come across. Great theory discription on tone and light. Excellent -- and I've read a lot of these books!


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