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A complete beginner's guide to drawing portraits. Expanded and revised from Carole Massey's bestselling classic, now in full color!
The human face has timeless and universal attraction. In this book, master artist and bestselling author Carole Massey leads you through the different elements of the face, allowing you to gradually build your skills before leading on to successfully describing your subject's likeness and character.
Clear instructions supported by hundreds of inspirational examples of faces from all round the world show the absolute beginner how to capture form, tone and line in all of their portraits.
Composition, clothing, props and more personal characteristics like age and hairstyles are all covered. The book also includes information on drawing from life.
About the Author
Carole Massey was born in Hertfordshire and studied at St. Albans School of Art and Leicester School of Art & Design. After a career in advertising and graphic design, Carole returned to her first love, painting, full-time. She now teaches and runs weekend workshops, as well as organizing painting holidays. Carole's work is exhibited widely, and she is particularly known for her celebrity portraits, mostly inspired by photographs. She uses a wide variety of media including acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pencil and monochrome.
The Artist - March 2021
They’ve done it again, but this time they – or rather Carole Massey, who has done the heavy lifting – have pulled off quite a conjuring trick. The rabbit has been pulled out of the hat, sawn in half, put back together again and released as a flock of doves, all without a step being missed. There’s new material here as well as the original and the book is not so much a course as a gentle progression through faces, features, expressions and poses. Keeping it to the head and shoulders simplifies things no end. Carole is particularly good on babies and children, too. If you’ve been wanting to try portraiture, but have been looking for a starting point, you’ve found it. -- Henry Malt