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The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits

A Practical Course for Artists

The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits
Format: Paperback, 208 Pages
Item: 195267
ISBN: 9780785828884
Size: 8.25 x 11.75
Weight: 1.563 lb.
Published: March 10th 2012
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This book is essential for everyone who wants to learn to draw portraits or improve their skills in this area.  Written by teacher and established artist Barrington Barber, it contains a wealth of know-how and practical advice, supported by over 300 original illustrations.  Guidance is given on how to overcome common difficulties without imposing a particular style or approach.  The aim throughout is to help you discover your artistic purpose while giving you the technical skills necessary if you are to produce work you will be proud to call your own.

As a complement to the book's essentially skills-based core, you will find feature spreads on artists who have been major influences on the development of portraiture, and plenty of scope for incorporating their innovative ideas in your own drawings.  The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits presents an inspirational approach to all aspects of the subject, ensuring that you will remain enthused from beginning to end and regularly revisit its pages for advice and encouragement.

After training as a graphic designer, Barrington Barber went into advertising, working for top agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, before progressing into freelance design and producing illustrations for a range of books and magazines.  Currently he combines teaching art with a successful career as a commercial illustrator and fine artist.  He has written several books, including The Fundamentals of Drawing and The Fundamentals of Drawing Landscapes.

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