Draw Portraits – Book Review

Portraying the human face is difficult for any artist.  Trying to get a lifelike impression, and to capture expressions is not easy. Renate Klein has set out to help artists of any standard improve their portrait technique. 

She looks at the use of light and shade, the anatomy of the head and face including very useful step by step exercises on drawing awkward features like hair, eyes, ears and mouth.  Sample practice projects showing how to draw people in different life stages are a very valuable asset. 

Help is also given on using the right medium in the right place and what combination of drawing materials works best when drawing different facial features.  The instructions are clearly given, and even total beginners will find it easy to follow the step by step basis.