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4.0 out of 5 stars drawing by copying faces
Drawing the human face is challenging to beginners. Here Susie Hodge has taken different faces and reduced the drawing to six simple steps so that anyone can have a go. The first stage is in green pencil. Green is then used to build the portrait whilst the earlier marks are shown in blue. In stage four green is used for detail and shading. The fifth shade completes the...
Published on 25 Jun 2011 by K. Platt

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor product
This book contains no written information on how to draw faces whatso ever, for the inexperienced artist ora beginners I would not recommed this book
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars drawing by copying faces, 25 Jun 2011
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K. Platt "blackplantlady" (Sheffield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: How to Draw Faces: in Simple Steps (Paperback)
Drawing the human face is challenging to beginners. Here Susie Hodge has taken different faces and reduced the drawing to six simple steps so that anyone can have a go. The first stage is in green pencil. Green is then used to build the portrait whilst the earlier marks are shown in blue. In stage four green is used for detail and shading. The fifth shade completes the picture in graphite pencil. Finally the sixth stage shows the portrait as a painting, although you could use coloured pencil. There is nothing new in the approach - drawing the face as an oval, dividing it up into sections for the positioning of features, shading to provide shape and so on, but this book should help beginners get to grips with the basics. There are no written instructions, no technical instructions to learn - you are just copying what you see in the pictures. There are 28 portraits of people of all ages and sexes, from many ethnic backgrounds. Variety has been added by showing the head in different positions such as facing or sideways and by changing the expression on the face such as smiling serious etc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A really great way to learn how to draw faces., 16 Jun 2012
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I think this book is really great for anyone who wants to know how to draw faces, or is simply a drawer. Each portrait to draw is step by step, and is shown what it looks like,when finished,in pencil, graphite pencil and watercolour. I have really enjoyed drawing the faces in this book so far, and i highly recommend this to anyone, because it basically shows you all the things you need to do to draw a face step by step :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor product, 23 Mar 2013
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This book contains no written information on how to draw faces whatso ever, for the inexperienced artist ora beginners I would not recommed this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars how to draw faces, 9 Aug 2013
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simple easy and clear directions. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone young or old the book takes the reader through easy to follow steps and then shows the finish drawing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Faces, 17 Mar 2014
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Not that simple, does not lay down easy to understand foundations for drawing faces. Good service by supplier. But if you are interested in drawing faces then maybe try another title.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Portraits step by step?, 6 Mar 2014
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I love this book and it is helpful, but there is little guidance other than copying. Still a useful book though.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 12 Aug 2014
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This book was in my opinion a complete waste of money! It offers no practical help at all ! It's a random collection of faces to copy it even starts in an odd place with a couple? No easy steps explained at all just copying
The faces chosen to copy are boring you would be better off buy a newspaper or magazine and copying people from there! I would not recommend this book to anyone
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for biginners, 3 Mar 2014
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To draw portraits which look real is very challenging. I find this book useful in providing simple steps to draw faces which look more realistic than the ones I used to draw. Quite helpful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little examples, wished for more technical help, 10 Feb 2014
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The examples in this book is not bad at all, but quite simple. I had hoped for more technical advise (e.g. the proportions of the face, the dimensions of features, etc), but in this book on each page there is just a six step guide to a facial sketch. I liked that it showed colour detail as well and is a fun guide to drawing faces.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 30 Nov 2013
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Not really like it, expected more. Cover much better then what is inside. Too much childeren faces is. What if you want to draw adoults?
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