Step-By-Step Portraits from Simple Shapes: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Faces and Figures in Proportion (Paperback)

Step-By-Step Portraits from Simple Shapes: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Faces and Figures in Proportion By Sinarty Cover Image
By Sinarty
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Feel the fear and draw faces anyway Many beginner artists feel intimidated by drawing portraits - getting faces and anatomy in proportion can seem really difficult. But it doesn't have to be This book alleviates all those anxieties by training the eye to look for simple forms first, and to use this foundation to free the artist to develop their portrait drawing skills.

Through the meticulously designed exercises and step-by-step tutorials in this book, internet art guru Satyajit Sinari - better known as SinArty - helps artists unlock their portrait drawing potential and create intricate artworks, starting from really simple shapes and building up to more advanced sketching and shading techniques, in graphite and charcoal pencil.

In this eye-opening and generous sharing of his personal techniques, SinArty explains that to be a good artist is to be a good critic of art. Understanding proportion and training the eye to spot mistakes is a crucial step in the process. This book teaches you how to critique your own art while drawing, as well as how to perfect your linework, pencil pressure, control and more. This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to hold the pencil to intermediate-level shading techniques to create contrast and depth in drawings.

Packed with easy-to-follow guidance, this unique book will help readers to become better artists and create a solid base to take into other genres besides portraits. With a focus on drawing from references rather than life, the tutorials include portraits of living subjects, drawings of sculptures, and human anatomy. The book also touches on composition and drawing from the imagination.

Start from simple shapes and watch your portrait drawing skills flourish with this fool-proof step-by-step guide.

About the Author

Satyajit Sinari is a graphite and charcoal sketch artist from California, going by the name of SinArty. Originally based in India, he has been sketching since he was 5 years old. Showcasing his artworks for the past 6 years, he has amassed a combined following of 240,000 on social media. He has trained with a number of accomplished veteran artists in India and has also judged a number of art competitions in India and the US. With over 15 years of experience, he has proficiency in different media like watercolor, acrylics and oils, however, his favorite medium remains the humble graphite pencil due to its simplicity. He is formally trained as an electrical engineer from the University of Michigan and works as a hardware engineer in California. He is also an accomplished tabla player. This is his first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781446310007
ISBN-10: 1446310000
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English