Synopses & Reviews
In the world of art, the human face is one of the most frequently approached subjects, perhaps because of the interest and intrigue that facial expressions hold! Let Faces and Features walk you through essential tips and techniques for drawing and painting faces in a variety of media, with specific considerations given to acrylic, oil, pastel, and pencil. This helpful guide offers guidelines for correctly placing features in relation to one other, with emphasis on the structural differences between male and female faces. It also explores important techniques such as how to accentuate features and create realistic shadows. This essential resource is a must for any artistÆs collection!
The Oil books in the How to Draw and Paint Series all focus on a specific subject while they teach aspiring artists how to paint, step by step. Beginning with a sketch and the first applications of color, the authors clearly explain how to develop each painting, providing important information about brushstrokes and color mixing along the way. Guided by simple instructions and inspiring paintings, readers can follow along through the entire painting process, including the final details.
About the Author
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Boston, Fritz Willis studied art at Noble and Greenough Preparatory School and later attended Vesper-George Art Academy. During his career, Fritz won many awards for his artistic accomplishments. During the last years of his life, he taught art classes.