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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks (2003, Paperback)

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks | ISBN-10: 1581802161 | ISBN-13: 9781581802160
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    Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to: Master proportions and map facial features accuratelyStudy shapes within a composition and draw them realisticallyUse value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portraitRender tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style

    The method for teaching in this book begins with 18 helpful tools which train the mind how to see. The author explains to readers how, where and why to use them. The core of the book is spent teaching how to lay out the face, placing special features, and making it look real.

    This book will have beginning artists of all ages drawing faces that are strikingly realistic and detailed. Artist Carrie Stuart Parks honed her fast and effective drawing skills as a professional forensic artist. Here she makes drawing fun and easy, showing beginners how to render vivid self portraits and portraits of others, all in a matter of hours. Artists will successfully learn how to master proportions and map facial features accurately. They will then study shapes within a composition and learn to draw them realistically. Lastly, artists will study the subject's values and use them to bring life and accuracy to each portrait. A final checking step helps artists capture heightened realism and accuracy. To insure instant success, this book features clear step-by-step instructions, before-and-after examples from students, and proven drawing exercises used to train artists throughout the country. Carrie Stuart Parks has been a professional artist since 1976 and has received numerous awards for her work. She has extensive teaching experience in both fine and forensic art, and she has researched, developed and taught many different classes in forensic art that are used nationally by numerous organizations. Her art is featured in a number of private and corporate collections. She lives in Skeel Gulch, Idaho.


    Product Identifiers
    ISBN-101581802161
    ISBN-139781581802160

    Key Details
    AuthorCarrie Stuart Parks
    Number Of Pages144 pages
    FormatPaperback
    Publication Date2003-01-15
    LanguageEnglish
    PublisherF&W Media, Incorporated

    Additional Details
    Copyright Date2003
    IllustratedYes

    Dimensions
    Weight21.3 Oz
    Height0.4 In.
    Width8.5 In.
    Length11 In.

    Target Audience
    GroupTrade

    Classification Method
    LCCN2002-023509
    LC Classification NumberNC770.P285 2002
    Dewey Decimal743.4/2
    Dewey Edition21

    eBay Product ID: EPID2281000
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    Excellent Book

    Created: 11/03/09
    This book is awesome. I looked at many drawing books one day as I decided to begin a new hobbie. As I skimmed through books there was noticable differences. The things that set this book apart from the others was the fact that this book told you the best supplies to use to get the most out of your drawing such as paper and erasers and they DO make a difference.
    The second thing that I noticed about this book was that in many drawing books you see shapes that you must draw to create your image such as in the drawing books by Lee. This book teaches you how to see shapes in a face to make the face realistic rather than making a bunch of shapes after someone else's drawing.
    The third thing is that this book is also very easy to understand. It does an excellent job of explaining everything that you need to do to draw realistic faces. This is a booke that will stay on my shelf.
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    Good book, recommended

    Created: 02/04/07
    Very good book. Some of the art could be better, but instruction is helpful nonetheless.I recommend it to anyone working in graphite.
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    Created: 12/01/11
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    A wonderful book, interesting and well done.

    Created: 01/05/10
    This book is formated in an user friendly way. It presents the material in an easy to understand and simplistic way. I found it very helpful.
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