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Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing : The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style - Joanna Henly

Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing

The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style

Paperback Published: 28th March 2018
ISBN: 9781631594694
Number Of Pages: 112

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The instructions are quick visual exercises in Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing, the first book in the new Pocket Art series.

This lively, graphic approach to explaining concepts will have you looking and learning with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips straight from London-based artist Joanna Henly (aka Miss Led). This compact 112-page book is just right for carrying in a backpack or pocket for when you’re learning on the go.

Henly begins by guiding you through your initial set up, then moves on to "Understanding the Face." She takes you through every detail of capturing facial features and expressions, and mastering the rendering of hair and skin. Her exercises demonstrate and reinforce everything you learn as you go along.

About the Author

Joanna Henly, well known by her professional name, Miss Led, is an illustrator, artist, and art director based in East London. As an illustrator she works by commission for corporate brands, products, packaging, and advertising campaigns with specific experience within fashion, beauty, and technology sectors. As an artist she works on projects from portrait commissions to large scale complex works. These are often in public spaces or live performances. In addition she creates personal work, which is exhibited globally, and sells beautiful prints and originals online.

Jo is a strong promoter of professional practice within her art and illustration, including as a Global Ambassador for Liquitex paints and European Ambassador for Wacom. She is also a passionate educator, promoted via social media and podcasts to her online audience, which reaches 1.3 million people.

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A fun, and graphic approach to drawing portraits. The book is not only eye candy, but it will keep you engaged as you learn to draw and master portraiture techniques. -- LeVar Thomas * stupidDOPE *

Introduction - 6

Your Setup - 8
Point of View - 8
How to Hold a Pencil - 9
Mark Making - 10

Understanding the Face - 12
Structure, Shape and Form - 14
Facial Relationships - 18
Children's Faces - 24
Angles - 26

Features - 34
The Eyes - 36
The Ears - 50
The Nose - 60
The Mouth - 70
Expressions - 80

Skin Tones and Hair - 84
Skin Tones - 86
Hair - 92

Acknowledgments - 110
About the Author - 111

ISBN: 9781631594694
ISBN-10: 1631594699
Series: Pocket Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 28th March 2018
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23

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