Secrets to Drawing Heads

Secrets to Drawing Heads

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It's the first thing anyone looks at when there's a figure in a painting: the details of the human head and face. There's far more to creating an accurate portrait than meets the eye, and that's exactly what this extremely focused, richly visual guide teaches artists. The amount of information here is truly astounding, and it offers welcome help for anyone struggling to master the technique. The study starts with the basic shapes, planes, forms, and values of the head. There's a "map" to follow as a model, a discussion of anatomy, suggestions for capturing profiles and angled views, advice on recognizing what makes a face individual, historical photos to examine, and so much more. No other art book is its equal on the subject.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2005.
ISBN: 9781402720642
1402720645
Characteristics: 112 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.

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dgvogel56
Sep 26, 2015

There are a lot of books out there that explain the same thing of getting proportions, etc. This by Kraayvanger does a far better job of walking you through them, getting down to relaxing as you practice the proportions, and building on each step/skill with a balanced emphasis on why its important. I had fun and definitely improved by following his direction. His book has been used as a textbook for many college courses a number of years. It's consistently sold at $20 or more online in used condition.

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