Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces

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Jane Davenport

Perfect for aspiring designers, Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces is an inspiring, mixed-media workbook on how to draw and paint beautiful, fashion illustration–style faces.

Author Jane Davenport is a beloved artist and international workshop instructor known by her thousands of students and fans for her over-the-top, enthusiastic, happy, and encouraging style. In Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces, Davenport guides you, step by step, through the foundations of drawing a face, developing successful features, creating skin tones, playing with bright colors, shading, highlighting, and much more as you learn to create amazing mixed-media portraits.

With this elegantly designed guidebook, you will quickly master a variety of techniques in a variety ofmediums, including:

  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Pen
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic paint
  • Ink
  • Pastel
  • Ephemera

Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces will have you dancing your way through the exercises. In no time at all, you will have a selection of beautifully faced portraits ready to view, display, or even sell to a fashion designer.

PRICE: $24.99 / Can$27.99 / £15.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781592539864

SIZE: 8.5 in x 10in / 215.9mm x 254 mm

PUBLISHED: January 15, 2015

"From an upbeat, lighthearted point of view, this workbook, written by working artist and art educator Davenport, encourages readers to get in touch with their creativity through drawing female faces in whimsical styles. The guide first provides a lengthier than average discussion of a wide variety of art materials, then plunges into easy to follow, step-by-step exercises. Individual steps are numbered and text is used to describe in detail the action of the pencil, pen, or brush. Davenport uses her fashion illustration background as a jumping-off point. Simplified styles of drawing prevail, but the author still takes on anatomy and underlying facial structure, explaining how to represent them convincingly in two dimensions. Sections on mixed media and collage offer advice for the reader on spontaneity. VERDICT Younger readers, especially teen girls, will enjoy this book most." - Library Journal

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