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The Portrait Sketchbook

Learn the art of drawing from the masters

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

An exercise book that will challenge all levels of artist in their pursuit of a true likeness, letting them hone their own personal style and skills.

With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind.

Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.

Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781575031
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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