The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters

By Joy Thomas (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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Learn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition.

In The Art of Portrait Drawing, skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has gathered from generations of the world's greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and today's best artists alike!

Inside you'll find:

  • An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite.
  • An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing.
  • Time-honored methods for drawing accurately.
  • Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject.
  • Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively.
  • 9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence.
Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing as the road map for your artistic quest.

Author Biography

The work of renowned portrait artist Joy Thomas has appeared in many publications, including The Artist's Magazine and The Best of Portrait Painting (1998, North Light Books). In the past two decades, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over United States. www.portraitartist.com/thomas

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
F+W Media Inc
Pages
144
Language
English
Date Published
4 October 2012
Publication Place
Ohio
Imprint
North Light Books
Size
280 x 218 x 11
ISBN
9781440320101
Contributors

Joy Thomas (author)

Subject(s)

Drawing & drawings

Painting & art manuals

Delivery Options

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October 19 - October 23 Royal Mail: 2nd Class Parcels +£0.00 (included in displayed price)

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