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Art Answers: Portrait Painting
Art Answers: Portrait Painting

How can I capture a subject's character? How can I create effects through color and texture? This comprehensive resource on the art of portraiture offers practical answers to the questions that every artist asks in the studio.

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The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits
The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits

In these pages, explore various approaches to portraiture introduced by four different artists — Timothy Chambers, Ken Goldman, Peggi Habets, and Lance Richlin. With their help, learning how to paint portraits can be as easy as it is enjoyable. Paperback 144 Pages.

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The Art of Drawing People
The Art of Drawing People

The Art of Drawing People teaches even the most inexperienced artists how to draw accurate and realistic depictions of faces, features, and figures in graphite, with inspiration from four accomplished artists.

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The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression
The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

Originally published in 1991, this book has become the standard reference on the subject of depicting the expressive face. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles.

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Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits
Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits

This book is a valuable, practical color resource guide for any oil or acrylic artist. It contains recipes for more than 500 color combinations, including master mixes for many skin, hair, eye, and lip variations. A plastic color mixing grid is included.

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Colored Pencil Portraits Step-by-Step
Colored Pencil Portraits Step-by-Step

Capture the personality that goes with the face. Just follow two thorough demonstrations and see how complete portraits come together. Then tackle 17 mini-demos and learn to paint features, hair, and clothing. Contains more than 200 color illustrations.

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Complete Guide to Life Drawing
Complete Guide to Life Drawing

A complete and profusely illustrated course packed with instruction, the "Complete Guide to Life Drawing" is all you need if you want to start drawing the figure, or if you want to develop your life drawing skills.

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Drawing and Painting People
Drawing and Painting People

Time tested, step by instructions entice the novice to begin drawing and painting, while intermediate artists will find a wealth of knowledge for improving and refining their work.

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Drawing the Head
Drawing the Head

This book breaks down the process of learning how to draw realistic portraits and facial features, complete with specific instruction on how to draw eyes, ears, noses, mouths, and hair in easy steps and stages. Paperback. 32 pages.

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Drawing Horror Characters
Drawing Horror Characters

Fantasy artist Jacob Glaser instructs with step-by-step demonstrations and engages the reader by providing fun facts or a "history" for each character. Several of the projects also share the secrets to enhancing a final drawing with digital coloring.

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Drawing the Human Head
Drawing the Human Head

Draw the head from different angles. Age the face and delineate every feature and wrinkle. This book contains 300 extraordinary head drawings, from infancy to old age. A basic reference tool, this book is also a beautiful art book. Author - Burne Hogarth

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Drawing People
Drawing People - How to Portray the Clothed Figure

In Drawing People, Barbara Bradley takes the mystery out of the process, explaining not only how the body is constructed but how clothing falls on the figure and how it moves.

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Face Off
Face Off - How to Draw Amazing Caricatures & Comic Portraits

Presented in an entertaining style, Face Off shows you easy-to-learn techniques and basic processes that make the art of comic portrait drawing simple for readers of all skill levels.

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Facial Expressions
Facial Expressions

Facial Expressions is a black-and-white visual reference for artists. It contains more than 3,000 photographs of 50 different men and women of various ages and ethnicities photographed from a variety of angles.

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Facial Expressions: Babies to Teens
Facial Expressions: Babies to Teens

Artists, animators, cartoonists, or anyone who needs to capture any expression from babyhood to age 19 must own this fascinating reference. It features more than 2,500 black-and-white photographs of 50 individual babies, kids, and teens.

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Figure It Out!
Figure It Out! - The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People

In this unique figure-drawing course, author Chris Hart avoids the usual anatomy lessons that intimidate beginners and gets right down to the essential information aspiring artists and illustrators need. Paperback. 144 pages.

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How to Draw Classic Heads & Faces
How to Draw Classic Heads & Faces

Gracing each beautifully designed page of this must-have collector's book are original drawing instructions and art tips from the books that helped Walter Foster grow into the legend he is today. The books include How to Draw the Head, Heads from Life, and 101 Heads. 128 pages.

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How to Draw People
How to Draw People

Learn basic techniques for drawing the head, faces and features, figures in motion, and peoples of the world. Each book provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that will help you improve your technique.

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How to Paint Living Portraits
How to Paint Living Portraits

Using a practical, hands-on approach, master artist Roberta Carter Clark shares her secrets to creating successful portraits in charcoal, oils, and watercolors. Paperback. 160 pages.

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One Painting a Day
One Painting a Day

One Painting A Day is an inspiring, six-week course that explores the timeless traditions of observational painting through daily experience and routine. Each of the exercises launches a small, immediate, and responsive painting based on a theme drawn from your daily experience.

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Portrait Painting Atelier
Portrait Painting Atelier - Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications

During the 16th century in Europe the Old Masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. This is the first book in many years to so comprehensively cover the concepts and techniques of traditional portraiture.

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Sketching People
Sketching People - Life Drawing Basics

This comprehensive course on drawing from life is based on classic principles. It teaches you essential techniques for drawing figures, clothing, and expressions, so you can build successfully from simple to more complex topics. Paperback. 128 Pages.

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Walter Foster Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads
Walter Foster Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads

Learn to draw amazingly realistic portraits in seven simple stages! This book is the perfect guide for creating lifelike representations of the human head in classic graphite. Author - Lance Richlin.

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