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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 March 2002
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781903975091
  • Stock: 41 in stock
  • Size: 210x295 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $24.99
  • Series: Art of Drawing
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Art of Drawing: Drawing Portraits

$24.99

Faces and figures by Giovanni Civardi

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Book Description

A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness.

The artist covers all the important techniques including anatomy, proportions of the face, creating realistic features, using tone, formal and informal portraits, and more. Step-by-step demonstrations accompany simple exercise and a gallery of original pictures.

Table of Contents

  • Over 100 clear drawings showing how best to interpret and capture a likeness
  • Includes step-by-step demonstrations
  • Detailed advice on drawing facial features
About the Author

About Giovanni Civardi

Giovanni Civardi is a best-selling Italian artist and author, with over 600,000 copies of his books sold worldwide in English alone. Civardi was born in Milan, Italy in 1947. While training to become a sculptor, portrait artist and illustrator at the Free Life-Study School of the Accademia di Brera, he also studied medicine and surgery. For over a decade, he worked as an illustrator, producing commissions for newspapers, magazines and book covers. During frequent trips to France and Denmark, Civardi put on one-man exhibitions of this work and pursued his interest in studying the relationship between medical anatomy and the human form as depicted by the artist. His experience gained from teaching anatomy, life drawing and portraiture in schools and institutions over many years has led to the publication of numerous books in which Civardi's experiences are brought into focus. For more work and information visit his website: www.giovannicivardi.it.

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