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How to draw heads and portraits

Author: José María Parramón
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, ©1990.
Series: Watson-Guptill artists library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimed specifically at beginners, this handbook explains how to draw heads and portraits successfully. Beginning with essential information about head construction and characteristics, the author  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José María Parramón
ISBN: 0823023575 9780823023578
OCLC Number: 19554637
Notes: Translation of: Cómo dibujar la cabeza humana y el retrato.
Description: 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ingres's advice to his students --
The canon for the human head --
Anthropometry --
What is the canon? --
The head seen from the front --
The head seen in profile --
The construction of the human head --
The skill --
The basic structure --
The basic line structure --
The perspective of the circle and the sphere --
The canon applied to the basic structure --
The structure of the eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth --
Practice exercises --
Examples of the head in different positions --
Practice exercise in drawing a model --
Age and gender in drawing the human head --
At the age of two --
Value and contrast in drawing children's heads --
The development of the human head --
Elderly people --
Women's heads --
Examples of women's head --
Detailed study of the part of the face --
Eyebrows and eyes --
The external appearance of the eyes --
Pairs of eyes --
Noses and ears --
Lips and mouths --
Hair --
The portrait --
A lesson from Velázquez --
Basic features of a good portrait --
How to do a good portrait --
Likeness --
Applications of Ingres's advice --
The portrait as a work of art --
Lighting --
Pose --
More about the pose and the distance of the model --
Preliminary sketches and composition --
Using preliminary sketches to study the pose --
Formats and sized --
How to draw portraits --
Portraits in red chalk, step by step --
Doing a self-portrait : you are your own model.
Series Title: Watson-Guptill artists library.
Other Titles: Cómo dibujar la cabeza humana y el retrato.
Heads and portraits
Responsibility: José M. Parramón.

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