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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

In this innovative guide master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling techniue of chiaroscuro Italian for light and dark developed by Leonar. Have been drawing portraiture life for couple of years this book is helping me to refine value drawings Just wish it was in paperform and not on my iPad would rather thumb thru to relevant sections but a worthwhile purchase helpful

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Ues; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitters gestures and proportions He then demonstrates step by step how to draw each facial feature develop visual awareness and render the head in color with soft paste. The author provides solid advice on drawing as a whole let alone portrait drawing Some reviews criticise his use of the same materials type of pencil toned paper throughout his book but these really are weak criticisms as his approach to portrait drawing is very helpful indeed and drawing overall For example his writing style is very clear and really helped me to understand the use of reflected light in drawing often I have been slightly confused on its use even from other very good drawing books but this author explains it in a very understandable way He criticises faults in drawings showing examples of the misuse of reflected light using hard edges when using soft edges The book is very detailed using plain words and corresponding images to aid comprehension The author is a graduate from Pasadena s Art Center a sure sign that his knowledge and advice is very good His portrait drawings are simply outstanding They are treasure to the eye and will certainly provide inspiration to draw the head All in all a great instruction book and due to the beauty of his own drawings the book is essentially a lovely art book to look at

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Do da Vinci during the High RenaissanceMaughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries old techniue showing how to analyze form light and shadow; use dark pencil white pencil and toned paper to create a full range of val. The author s advice on creating images through form rather than line is sound but limited and he repeats it again and again and AGAIN becoming very tedious Unfortunately his authority is undermined by his own drawings which are extremely bland and slick all the faces looks much alike He discusses only drawing with sanguine and white pencils one fewer than the classic style which includes black and gives no reason for this restriction There are no reproductions by any other artists not even the classic practitioners of this techniue One chapter is strangely irrelevant to say the least the author combines in one face the features of deformed people and animals One uick look was enough for me to find this nauseating and terrifying and made me not want to have anything to do with someone who could be not only slick but sick


6 thoughts on “The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

  1. says:

    Have been drawing portraiture & life for couple of years this book is helping me to refine value drawings Just wish it was in paperform and not on my iPad would rather thumb thru to relevant sections but a worthwhile purchase & helpful

  2. says:

    The author's advice on creating images through form rather than line is sound but limited and he repeats it again and again

  3. says:

    The author provides solid advice on drawing as a whole let alone portrait drawing Some reviews criticise his use of the same materials type of pencil toned paper throughout his book but these really are weak criticisms as his approach to port

  4. says:

    I purchased this – like many of the instructional books I buy – as an aid to teaching; I found it to be one o

  5. says:

    I have uite a collection of art books and videos but for portrait drawing this is easily the best The chiaroscuro techniue M

  6. says:

    This book is very usefulIt really demonstrates how a good portrait is composed of lights and shadesbut not artificial outlines; for instance the image of a nose is defined by theshadows around it not by a line that separates 'nose' from 'cheek' sayFor me this comes at a similar time as I am grasping the idea that one needsto draw what one sees not what one thinks should be there this is for methe critical ingredient of portrait drawing Pr

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