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The Art of Portrait Drawing

Learn the essential Techniques of the Masters

By Joy Thomas

Format: Paperback

SKU# W7150

You’ll Love This Portrait Drawing Book If:

  • You want to add more expression & emotion to your pastel paintings
  • You want love sketching people & want to draw a complete portrait
  • You love learning along with Joy Thomas

Joy Thomas is an experienced artist and an easy-to-understand teacher. Her work is dedicated to mastering the art of the portrait, and now she shares her favorite portrait drawing tips & techniques in The Art of Portrait Drawing. Learn how to light your space, pose your model then start sketching. If you want to know how to draw a face or a complete portrait then don’t miss out on these 9 complete portrait drawing demonstrations.

Joy Thomas brings her own unique style to this portrait drawing video, capture emotion and mood by following along with her portrait drawing steps. These classic techniques are great for contemporary portrait artists of all skill levels. Using charcoal, Conte and graphite you’ll create evocative & realistic portraits. In addition to fantastic instruction you’ll also learn more about the history of portrait drawing.

In The Art of Portrait Drawing You’ll Learn:

  • How to create a variety of classic portraits from start to finish
  • Tips & techniques for basic portrait composition & drawing
  • Popular portrait drawing techniques such as Gestalt and The Canons

A Word From the Author:

"I now have a spacious studio that is separate from my house. But before we built the studio, I managed to complete portrait commissions in the spare bedroom, the dining room and even on the porch. The key is to establish a spot where you can leave your equipment and tools. Keep a French easel packed with supplies, along with drawing boards and paper. At the very least, load a backpack with drawing supplies and keep it handy. That way you can set up your studio anywhere." — Joy Thomas

Check Out This Excerpt From The Art of Portrait Drawing

The possibilities for using your drawing materials are, of course, limitless, but there are traditional methods of application.

Hatching is a drawing or painting technique in which one draws close parallel lines to build tone and shadow. The appearance of the single hatch will vary according to point and medium.

Cross-hatching is the application of single hatch marks over existing ones, in a different direction, to darken the tone.

Side strokes are accomplished by drawing with the side of a pencil point or crayon to achieve a wide mark or tone. The appearance will vary according to the surface texture of the support/

Broad strokes are made with the use of a chisel point or the edge of a broad tool like a stick of charcoal.

Blending can be an effective way to achieve broad areas of tone or value. The rubbed line is a technique that has been used for centuries to manipulate or attend to an edge. Blending can destroy the integrity of a drawing, so it’s important to avoid overusing this technique.

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SKU W7150
Additional Feature 100 Color Illustrations & 250 Black & White Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Joy Thomas
File/Trim Size 8.5 x 11
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440320101
Number Of Pages 144

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