You’ll Love This Portrait Drawing Book If:
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.
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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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